sam's notes

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Friday, April 14, 2006

....While doing research for an upcoming article, I came across this interesting bit of information from Anaheim mayor Kurt Pringle, regarding the possibility of an pro football franchise in his city. Apparently, the NFL wants more than just a team in Anaheim:

"The NFL came to us a few weeks ago explaining that they are committed to having a football team in the Los Angeles media market by 2008. I think they’re looking at all the opportunities and locations that may present themselves. But one thing that was important to hear from them is that they want to build a state-of-the-art stadium, they want to own it, and they also suggested, specifically, that they want to create a destination. So, they are looking for a facility to be not just a football stadium where you play a dozen games a year, but in fact a facility with other elements and complementary uses—such as hotels, an NFL experience and a component of the Hall of Fame.

"So, when they talk about creating a destination at a football stadium, I believe there’s no better place than Anaheim. With all of the visitors—nearly 20 million people—coming to Anaheim a year already to visit different venues and activities within the city, and with the largest convention facility on the West Coast in our city, Anaheim would be a great fit for the type of football stadium the NFL envisions for Southern California."

Still hard to believe the L.A. market doesn't have pro football.


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