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Report: AEG is targeting MORE than five teams

Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 4:48 pm
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This is how developers envision what Farmers Field would look like (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Last week, we told you how AEG had targeted five NFL teams for possible relocation to Los Angeles – the Chargers, Jaguars, Raiders, Rams and Vikings.

Now, NFL.com has the news that AEG actually is targeting even more teams than that and that those teams are receiving monthly briefings detailing the progress of the downtown stadium (which will be named Farmers Field, as seen in the photo at right) and the surrounding area.

More from the story:

The next milestone for the Farmers Field effort comes on July 31, when AEG is expected to turn in a memorandum of understanding with the city council, which will outline a financing plan to build the stadium. AEG has committed $1 billion for the project, and is looking for $350 million in bonds from the city that would be repaid through new revenue created by the stadium, including the grounds lease and self-imposed seat and parking taxes.

The stadium will take approximately 30 months to build on the current site of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The city has insisted that the proposed Pico Hall -- which would replace the West Hall -- be up and running before the West Hall is torn down to make way for Farmers Field, so the city won't lose convention business.

Like I wrote the other day, if I’m a Chargers fan, I’m feeling awfully nervous that L.A. is going to snatch my team away. And the more teams in the running for possible relocation is probably welcome news.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Report: AEG is targeting MORE than five teams

Vikings, no, but yes, I can imagine L.A. Chargers. It makes perfect sense to me. There's some teams that need to be rebranded, and some that do not. Rams would certainly not need to be rebranded. They have much more history in Los Angeles than St. Louis.



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2012 4:31 pm
 

Report: AEG is targeting MORE than five teams

The LA Chargers just won't work.  Even if they were originally the LA Chargers the Chargers are now associated with San Diego.  You need to re-brand the team entirely.  That is my point.  Can you imagine the LA Vikings?  Like when the Jazz moved from New Orleans they should have changed their name, what does Jazz have to do with Utah?  Or the LA Lakers ( there aren't alot of lakes in LA). Just doesn't make sence to keep the name.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2012 4:01 pm
 

Report: AEG is targeting MORE than five teams

The L.A Rams, L.A. Raiders, or L.A Chargers will not work.
You do know the Chargers were originally the Los Angeles Chargers, right?



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2012 3:04 pm
 

Report: AEG is targeting MORE than five teams

Then there is the L.A. Fighting Farmers.



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2012 12:08 pm
 

Rename when you relocate.

If a team was to relocate to L.A. they will have to rebrand as well.  The L.A Rams, L.A. Raiders, or L.A Chargers will not work.  You need to rename the team.  The L.A. Putz's or L.A. Plastic women.  Well maybe not those names but you understand what i'm talking about.  The L.A. team will need to do what the Ravens and Titans did.  Rebrand the team with a new name and colors.  Then the people in L.A. will feel like they finally have their own francise.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:50 am
 

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