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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:38 PM

Pasadena officials approve up to five years of NFL games at Rose Bowl

Pasadena, Calif. officials approved a measure that allows an expansion of the permissible number of annual events at the Rose Bowl from 12 to 25 a year, a stepping stone that could bring the NFL back to the Los Angeles area, reports the Pasadena Sun.

Renovations to the Rose Bowl, once budgeted at $152 million, have grown to almost $200 million. Allowing a NFL team to play at the 90-year-old stadium for up to 13 Sundays a year could mean big dollars to the community.

We have a fiduciary responsibility to the whole city to take the next step, Councilwoman Margaret McAustin said. Im not excited about the NFL, and clearly [the Rose Bowls neighbors] are not excited, but its the responsible thing to do.. Barrett Sports Group, a Manhattan Beach consulting firm hired by the city, projects an NFL lease could raise from $5 million to as much as $10 million for the venue each year.

Pasadena City Council members voted 7-1 to increase the number of events allowed at the Rose Bowl from the current 12 a year to 25 if a deal is struck with an NFL team.

The NFL has not had a Los Angeles based team since the end of the 1994 season when the Raiders moved back to Oakland and the Rams moved to St. Louis.


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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. Kansas City fans are ready to kick the Chiefs out. >>

They are now wearing black.


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