Los Angeles Moves Closer To Reclaiming NFL

Feb. 27, 2009: Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since the Raiders moved back to Oakland following the 1994 season, but a major step to change the situation came on Thursday when members of the City of Industry city council unanimously passed a proposal to build a stadium. The decision resolves for the time a significant hurdle in the process to bring the NFL back to the Los Angeles area. Majestic Real Estate Co. would develop what currently is said to be an $800 million stadium located 15 miles east of Los Angeles. As recently as Super Bowl XLIII, commissioner Roger Goodell went on record as saying that given the proper circumstances a return to Los Angeles would be welcome. Super Bowl L in 2016 would mark the 50th anniversary of the game. The first, then known as the World Championship between the AFL and the NFL, was held at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1967. "We think that is a very attractive opportunity," Goodell said during a press conference at Super Bowl XLIII regarding a 50th anniversary Super Bowl in Los Angeles. "We will evaluate that ... It is significant in that we would like to celebrate [Super Bowl's] 50th anniversary." Back to Home Page