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Will Los Angeles Have an NFL Team Ever Again?

In 1995, Los Angeles had two professional football teams: the Rams and the Raiders. That same year, due to failed stadium talks, both teams relocated from the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles Raiders moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming the Oakland Raiders once again. The Los Angeles Rams moved to the Midwest and became the St. Louis Rams. 1995 was a terrible year for football fans living in Los Angeles. To this day,more than 17 years later, America’s second largest sports market is still without an NFL franchise.

The Los Angeles area, which includes Orange County, forms one big sporting market. It has a total of 8 professional sports teams, which include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Galaxy, and Chivas U.S.A. The L.A. area also has two big college football teams; UCLA and USC. With a population of more than 17 million people, you would expect L.A. to have a football team once again, but that is not the case. It’s absolutely ridiculous that the L.A. area has no football franchise at all.

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Football

 

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Vikings New Stadium Gets the Go Ahead!

The Minnesota Vikings football organization was first established and joined the NFL in 1961, and the organization has been in Minnesota for over 51 years. For the past two years, the Minnesota Vikings have asked the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota to build a new stadium for the franchise, after the roof of the Metrodome collapsed, during a violent and heavy December snow storm in 2010. After the incident, it was evident by the ownership of the Vikings that a new stadium had to be top priority. For over two years now, negotiations have been on and off, and rumors started to form that Owner Zygi Wilf was considering relocating the team to Los Angeles if his demands were not met. In March of 2012, a plan was constructed by the city council members of the city of Minneapolis to build a state of the art $975 million stadium for the Vikings. On May 10th, 2012 the plan for the new stadium was passed in the state senate with a 36-30 vote. Finally, on May 14th, 2012 Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota signed the voted bill into effect, giving the go ahead for the construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium.

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Football

 

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