The NFL hasn't been in Los Angeles for about, oh, a thousand years. The St. Louis Rams skipped town in 1994, and the Oakland Raiders followed suit in 1995. It's been the biggest stain on a league that has been by far the most successful and most popular in America--the league's second biggest market has been bereft of a franchise.
One of the big reasons that the NFL has struggled to sustain itself in Los Angeles has been the lack of a modern stadium. The Los Angeles Coliseum was too old and the Anaheim Stadium was a jumbled mess of a football stadium assembled from a ballpark. So there's always been a need for a new complex, something more modern to rise up.
The Anschutz Entertainment Group might be coming close to fulfilling that dream. The Los Angeles City Council committee has endorsed a tentative agreement with AEG, and will send it to the City Council for a final vote in the upcoming days.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Los Angeles for more about the NFL stadium in L.A.