The Pasadena Sun reports that Pasadena City Council members voted 7-1 to increase the number of events allowed at the Rose Bowl from the current 12 a year to 25 if a deal is struck with an NFL team.
This is a huge development, since it could mean that an NFL team will have the ability to relocate in the near future and play almost immediately in the city of Pasadena and represent the greater Los Angeles area.
Currently, the Rose Bowl is home to UCLA football and the Rose Bowl game in January, which fils most of the current events allowed by the city. Raising the event limit to 25 will ensure there will be plenty of space to accompany the eight to ten home games that would be part of an NFL team's temporary stay in Pasadena.
Right now, most of the proposed NFL stadium projects in Los Angeles are facing various logistical issues. The Pasadena City Council has ensured that the Rose Bowl could serve as a temporary site for an NFL team in Los Angeles until a modern stadium project is completed.ssues, so having the Rose Bowl in place for an NFL relocation could make a huge difference in terms of generating momentum for the completion of a stadium project.