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http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/01/25/talks-over-rams-lease-have-st-louis-on-edge/?test=latestnews

Fans are wondering about the fate of football in St. Louis as a deadline approaches for a plan to upgrade the home of the Rams.

Next Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to outline how it will transform the Edward Jones Dome into a "first-tier" stadium by 2015. If it fails to do so, the Rams can break their lease - and potentially move - after the 2014 season.
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Headed to London!!
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I've heard talks of moving the Raiders back. There's room for two teams in the bay area, but it doesn't really seem necessary for football, IMO. I know a Raiders fan who is hoping that will be the case.
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It is doubtful LA would build a stadium for an NFL team. The Raiders would move to LA just for better attendance in the LA Coliseum.
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So just every 10-20 years the Raiders are going to be switching back and forth between LA and Oakland?
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slide_into_first wrote:It is doubtful LA would build a stadium for an NFL team. The Raiders would move to LA just for better attendance in the LA Coliseum.

Are you sure about that? http://www.losangelesfootballstadium.com/ "Designed for the NFL"
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What I've heard is that for the LA thing to work right they need an AFC and and NFC team.

The Oakland thing is the same as baseball. They need to be south of SF not north (ie San Jose) for NorCal to work out.
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lukethedrifter wrote:What I've heard is that for the LA thing to work right they need an AFC and and NFC team.

The Oakland thing is the same as baseball. They need to be south of SF not north (ie San Jose) for NorCal to work out.

Why does LA need two teams to work? They couldn't support two, so they moved, Now they can only have 2?

And there's apparently some fits being made in SanFran around Giants/Oakland stuff. A friend who lives in San Jose, says that the Giants are getting mad that the A's want to build a new stadium closer to San Jose. But San Jose is apparently the more affluent area and they're worried Oakland will pull some attendance from the Giants. Hearsay of course.
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That Ed Roski project has been kicked around for years- the NFL has not agreed to put a team there so the money must not work right.
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vinsanity wrote:
lukethedrifter wrote:What I've heard is that for the LA thing to work right they need an AFC and and NFC team.

The Oakland thing is the same as baseball. They need to be south of SF not north (ie San Jose) for NorCal to work out.

Why does LA need two teams to work? They couldn't support two, so they moved, Now they can only have 2?


Why? Don't ask me.


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