As a sports fan living in Los Angeles I find it disgraceful that there is no NFL team here. There are far smaller cities that support a team, and LA was #2 on Forbes Hottest Sports Cities in 2009 despite the lack of a gridiron team. The hype of a team coming to LA is reaching a feverish pitch, with all kinds of speculation, celebrity, and dreams involved.
Let’s examine some of the major players, shall we?
- Location? Check. In June of this year, the City of Industry approved plans for a major NFL stadium complex to be built. Only 15 miles from downtown LA, the location is ideal for job creation and accessibility to several major freeways which is key for any major-market team.
- Some sources have predicted that one of the other California teams that have previously been in LA will return: the San Diego Chargers or the Oakland Raiders.