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03:10 PM ET 11.19 | Residents of Pasadena, California, will file into the city hall on Monday night to make their voices heard as the City Council begins a discussion about whether or not to open up the Rose Bowl to professional football. Monday's public hearing, reports the Los Angeles Times, is the first step toward passing a city ordinance allowing the facility to be used by an NFL team. Critics contend that bringing an NFL team to the Rose Bowl would have a negative impact on the community, inviting traffic snarls, loud noise and an imposition on adjacent public lands. Proponents at the municipal level see a means to raise the funds necessary to close a budget gap of $30 million in ongoing maintenance for the site.

Los Angeles Times

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November 19, 2012  03:36 PM ET

Said traffic snarls and such would only occur if someone actually went to watch this NFL team. Didn't happen the last time there was a team in LA.

November 19, 2012  04:25 PM ET

Won't work unless they have luxury boxes. Corporations pay millions of dollars for those, to impress their business contacts. No luxury boxes = no NFL interest.

The issue in Cal has never been fans, it has been corporate support, and corporations want luxury boxes.

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November 19, 2012  04:48 PM ET

Yeah, an NFL franchise would have much more of an impact than the small, community-based events they usually have at the Rose Bowl, like bakes sales and kite-flying contests.

November 19, 2012  05:51 PM ET
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Yeah, an NFL franchise would have much more of an impact than the small, community-based events they usually have at the Rose Bowl, like bakes sales and kite-flying contests.

You guys better watchit.... the Jets are headed your way!

November 19, 2012  05:52 PM ET
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You guys better watchit.... the Jets are headed your way!

We just beat the lowly Rams!

November 19, 2012  07:09 PM ET
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We just beat the lowly Rams!

The Lambs. Bahhhh!

November 19, 2012  09:55 PM ET
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Won't work unless they have luxury boxes. Corporations pay millions of dollars for those, to impress their business contacts. No luxury boxes = no NFL interest.The issue in Cal has never been fans, it has been corporate support, and corporations want luxury boxes.

Exactly... and the Rose Bowl has no such items.

It's not the stadium of choice at all.

November 19, 2012  10:02 PM ET
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Exactly... and the Rose Bowl has no such items. It's not the stadium of choice at all.

They're in the middle of a three year, $200 Million renovation to add just such items.

November 19, 2012  10:04 PM ET
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Said traffic snarls and such would only occur if someone actually went to watch this NFL team. Didn't happen the last time there was a team in LA.

Absolutely untrue. The Rams actually led the league in attendance for much of its run in Los Angeles. It was only when they moved to Anaheim that they had attendance issues and then only when Georgia Frontiere tanked the team so she could justify moving somewhere where the city would buy her a new stadium.

November 19, 2012  10:58 PM ET
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The Lambs. Bahhhh!

Hey...hey...thats a big deal the 49ers tied them....haaaaaaaaaahahahaa!

 
November 19, 2012  11:00 PM ET

The Sunday traffic snarls will no doubt leave a negative impact on the monthly antique flea market at the Bowl, as well as further disrupt the town's carefully constructed wealthy, private-school, country club-esque reputation.

Maybe the new home team can go shopping for marked-up Shabby Chic home furniture before putting on their shoulder pads?

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