NFL Teams That Could Be a Perfect Fit for the New Team in Los Angeles

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NFL Teams That Could Be a Perfect Fit for the New Team in Los Angeles
Artist rendering of a possible stadium in LA

The city of Angels deserves an NFL team. They haven't had a team since 1994. With some of the teams in the NFL getting such poor attendance levels, it is time to send an NFL back out west to Los Angeles.

The city itself has 3,792,621 people without including the suburbs; that makes it the largest city in the state of California and the second most populous city in the United States after New York City. The city itself is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside area, which combined has a population of 17.8 million people. That is a ton of people who all enjoy football, based on the fact that the plan was to have USC play on Sunday's if there was not an NFL season.

Finally, yesterday the developers that have been seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles were granted a City Council endorsement. This puts the city of Los Angeles one step closer to acquiring the team that has long deserved to be there.

"Anschutz Entertainment Group president and chief executive Tim Leiweke said that the council's 12-0 vote in favor of a framework deal on the project's funding and time line sends a strong message to the NFL that the city is behind the proposal for a 72,000-seat NFL stadium on the city's convention center campus." (Citation credited to CBS, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/15417842/la-council-approves-framework-to-build-nfl-stadium.)

The agreement currently has the insurance of $275 million in tax-exempt bonds for the relocation of a convention center hall to accommodate the proposed $1.2 billion football venue, which would then become known as Farmers Field, the new stadium for the city of Los Angeles.

At least five franchises have been linked to a possible move to Los Angeles; those include the RaidersRams, Vikings, Bills, and Jaguars.   

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