AirTalk for November 19, 2012

Pasadena City Council to consider temporarily hosting NFL team at the Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl

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A recent study conducted by the Urban Land Institute says that Pasadena should resist the temptation to offer an NFL team a temporary home in the Rose Bowl.

Should the Rose Bowl host 25 events a year? That’s an ordinance the Pasadena City Council is considering in a public hearing tonight. If approved, the city would begin the formal process to consider temporarily hosting an NFL team while a permanent stadium is built at Farmers Field.

Many residents complain that a team would attract massive amounts of traffic and rowdy fans to the quiet Arroyo Seco neighborhood, but the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce says the prospect of millions of dollars in public revenue is well worth the inconveniences.

That NIMBY debate continues despite the facts that no NFL team has committed to Southern California despite years of talks, and the Coliseum remains another option as a temporary home. Joe Piasecki joins the show to preview tonight’s meeting.

Guest:

Joe Piasecki, writes for the Los Angeles Times and will be attending tonight’s city council hearing


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