COUNCIL MEETS NOV. 19 TO CONSIDER TEMPORARY NFL USE AT ROSE BOWL
PASADENA, Calif.—The City Council is scheduled on Nov. 19 to consider amending the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance as a preliminary step that would allow a National Football League (NFL) team to temporarily use the Rose Bowl Stadium.
The proposed amendment would allow an NFL team to host home games at the Rose Bowl Stadium for no more than five years if, and when, an NFL team moves to the Los Angeles area while a permanent stadium is being constructed elsewhere.
The Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance currently restricts large events at the stadium with 20,000 or more attending to 12 such large events per year. Of those 12 events, seven are contractually reserved for University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) football games, plus two post-season collegiate games, including the Rose Bowl game. The proposed amendment to the ordinance would allow up to 13 additional large events per year for no more than five years.
The additional events would only be allowed if the City enters into an agreement with an NFL team to lease the Rose Bowl Stadium. No NFL team has been identified as moving to Los Angeles and the City and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have not begun negotiations to lease the stadium to an NFL team.
The City today (Nov. 9) is releasing the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related documents that were prepared regarding the proposed amendment to the ordinance.
The Final EIR is available for review during regular business hours at the following locations:
• Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S228, Pasadena, CA.
• City of Pasadena, Permit Center (Window 3), 175 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA.
• Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Avenue, Pasadena, CA.
• Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant Street, Pasadena, CA.
To view the EIR and related documents online, go to the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/Rose_Bowl_EIR. For additional information, call David Sinclair at (626) 744-6766.
The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed amendment and the EIR during its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting in the Council Chambers, on the second floor of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The public meeting will be broadcast by KPAS, the City’s government cable access television station on Channel 3 for Charter subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T U-Verse subscribers.
Whether or not the amended ordinance is approved, the existing ordinance would continue to allow the Rose Bowl Stadium to host the UCLA football games, the Rose Bowl game and other sporting events or concerts.
For more information about the Rose Bowl Stadium go to www.RoseBowlStadium.com. For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2012, #097-12
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org