Poll: Should An NFL Team Play at The Rose Bowl?

An environmental report is complete. Now it's up to Pasadena whether or not an NFL team will play there.

The City of Pasadena released an environmental report Thursday on the impacts of hosting 13 NFL games at the Rose Bowl for up to five years, according to Pasadena Sun

Per the publication: 

The environmental report is part of a process to prepare for the possiblity of hosting an NFL team for up to five years while a permanent stadium is built elsewhere in the region. Officials decided to go ahead with an environmental report on the chance that a team will want to relocate to Southern California and use the Rose Bowl, a decision that is up to the National Football League and the team that would move to Los Angeles area.

Click here to read the full article and learn about the impacts. 

Patch Asks: Should Pasadena City Council support this proposal? How would these added events affect you? Would you go to the games?

Ellen Stein August 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM
You're talking about ON the field, right? That's old news, and it's not gonna stop so long as there's a football industry, and people who watch -- regardless of where they play. Gonna happen even if we all watch at home on TV, so irrelevant here.
MellowMaverick August 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM
The great irony about those people who live around the Rose Bowl and who complain about ANY event there is that when they sell their homes they all employ the selling point : "view of the Rose Bowl" if it's applicable :)
Jill Hawkins August 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM
The Rose Bowl was there before ANY of those people bought their homes, as someone who grew up in that neighborhood I think its RIDICULOUS that they complain about events there. Pasadena, Altadena and all surrounding communities would benefit from the economic boom a team playing there would provide! I SAY YES!!!
Stamford Bridge August 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Very true BK, I have a few friends that live in that general vicinity. It's a very "artsy fartsy" part of Pasadena, and not very tolerant. But when they sell, you see flyers that say"view of Rose Bowl", or "Rose Bowl nearby". So incredibly hypocritical...
Steve Garcia August 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM
It never ceases to amaze me that Pasadena, which has one of the premier and most storied football stadiums in the world, seeks to limit the use of it, particularly in a time when the local economy is in desperate need of a boost. During the World Cup Final, the eateries in Pasadena said that if they could get one of those a month, they could easily stay afloat. Well, here's your chance, Pasadena, for 5 years anyway.
jim morgan August 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM
What's the point of having a football stadium if it only serves as something for people to jog around, and an annual fireworks show? The nearby residents who complain about traffic have as valid a point as people who buy a house near an airport, then bitch about the noise.
Dottie Burns August 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Putting NFL team in the middle of a residential area is about as bad as wanting to put another stadium in down town LA. Traffic is bad enough now. The Rose Bowl has New Years, UCLA, 4th of July and many other function. Have you ever seen the area around the Rose Bowl after a college foot ball game. It takes days for them to clean up the tail gating mess. It could only be worse for NFL games with all their drinking, etc.
Stamford Bridge August 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Actually Dottie I have played over there at Brookside many times, and often the day after an event. I have never seen anything overtly offensive in terms of garbage or debris, as for a residential area having a stadium, clearly that wasn't an issue when those houses were built AFTER the Rose Bowl was built, lastly, Stadiums add value and revenue to local municipalities. I'm sure the clean up is largely trumped by the revenue accrued by said events...IMO
Ellen Stein August 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM
If you're concerned about the trash and the traffic, then I suggest we dispense with the Rose Parade, as we endure an inconvenience each year with the closure of Colorado beginning on the eve, and OG and Colorado are filthy when the parade is over.
MellowMaverick August 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Amen and I agree! It's like moving right next to a freeway or an airport and then complain about the noise!
Mimi August 13, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Well first of all, I had no idea that so many people read the patch. Secondly, I had no idea there were so many convoluted opinions out there. No wonder there is no N F L team in the area. There should be one but doubtfully ever will be. Too bad.
Stamford Bridge August 13, 2012 at 01:29 AM
It's called a blog, people trade ideas and thoughts on the particular topic of discussion of said blog. You certainly have a right to come in and offer your "drive by" mentality opinion. But as you can see, we have all offered our thoughts on the Rose Bowl issue. You, on the other hand, elected to try and criticize those "convoluted opinions", with your statement saying such. But I ask, how do "convoluted opinions" equate to Los Angeles never getting a football team? Not sure if I should be offended or if your statement is as nonsensical as it seems...
Namaste August 13, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Honestly, I really don't care one way or another.
Can't Say August 13, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Don't forget about the flea mkt! Maybe they can use it as a used car lot too. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". Or maybe not..........
Can't Say August 13, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Think of all the jobs........
Bill C. August 13, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I'd love to see a team come to L.A. and if they need the Rose Bowl till a new stadium is built, hopefully in Industry, so be it. What a whiney society we've become.
Mimi August 13, 2012 at 04:48 AM
I read and post comments a lot but had never seen so many responses on a subject before. There are so many reasons I could post for why an N F L team would be great for the area but it wouldn't matter because someone would come in with their own idea as to why it would be bad. The people with lots of money will get their way just like with the 710 freeway.
fritz August 13, 2012 at 07:23 AM
ezio giraldo August 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM
ucla games and u2 concerts cant support the rose bowl now. let it come and restore pasadena to its former glory. a unique specialness it hasnt had since 1938
Heather S. August 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I would love to have a team here in LA. But I do think the Rose Bowl is a terrible idea. Just trying to get out of there after the 4th of July fireworks is a NIGHTMARE. It would not be fun trying to get out after a game.
Carroll Brown August 13, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I wonder how the selfish jerks who run Kid Space feel about this. They think Brookside Park is for them and them ONLY!!!!
Ariel Carmona Jr August 13, 2012 at 05:43 PM
As a football fan I am all for it, but only if the Chargers don't move here. I am a fan and I want them to stay in San Diego. L.A. you can have the Raiders or the Jags
Carla Mauldin August 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Would love to have a NFL team in town. Would enjoy having season tickets as we did long ago with the Rams. Certainly would help our local economy without destroying existing businesses like the vulture-ist Walmart routinely does. Those who willingly bought their homes above the Arroyo knew they would live by the Bowl, not the iconic Roae Bowl Ruins. Get a grip!
Stevo August 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
We're not talking a permanent home; something temporary for 3-5 years. I think it would be a good opportunity for the area to capitalize for a short period of time. Plus, with current renovations exceeding budget and financing it could be helpful.
Laura Monteros August 13, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Correct. It's not permanent.
Laura Monteros August 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM
It would be interesting to break the polls down by east Altadena/Pasadena and west Altadena/Pasadena. Here are the results of a December, 2011 West Pasadena Residents' Association poll: 43% of respondents thought the City should not consider temporary use of the Rose Bowl by the NFL, 19% thought the City should consider it, 37% thought the City should consider it, but only if certain requirements were met. People who live in the west side neighborhoods and have to deal with noise and traffic on narrow streets do have legitimate concerns which need to be addressed and/or mitigated.
abc August 14, 2012 at 04:44 AM
You should not have moved to that neighborhood if you are complaining about the Rose Bowl. It was there long before you moved in, so it is your own stupid choice to complain about noise. if you dont like the rose bowl, move away from it. likewise, if you don't like traffic and car congestion, don't live in Los Angeles
Margaret August 16, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Either use it, tear it down or line the thing with solar panels and generate energy off of it. I agree. That's what it's there for!
Ivan G August 16, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I would get no benefit from an NFL team playing at the Rose Bowl; I would have to put up with huge amounts of traffic. I would get some benefit from the Walmart supermarket (I could shop there), and I doubt that it would generate a lot of traffic. I'd rather have the Walmart.
Ivan G August 16, 2012 at 08:26 PM
When large events occur at the Rose Bowl, they adversely affect traffic on major streets as well as on narrow, residential streets.


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