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NFL in Los Angeles: Pasadena approves increased events at Rose Bowl

The agreement would allow the Rose Bowl to host an NFL team for up to five years while a stadium is built in the Los Angeles area.

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The city of Los Angeles' quest to bring professional football back to the southland received a significant boost on Tuesday morning. Pasadena city officials agreed to open up negotiations with the NFL about housing a team in the Rose Bowl, according to a report from The Pasadena Sun.

An agreement reached during a meeting a meeting at Pasadena City Hall cleared the way for the Rose Bowl to host a team for up to five years while a stadium is built in Los Angeles. City Council members voted 7-1 to increase the number of events allowed at the stadium up to 25 if a deal is struck with an NFL team.

The proposal to host a professional team at the Rose Bowl is purely speculative, and it is possible that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum could emerge as another potential temporary home for any team awaiting a stadium to be built in the Los Angeles area.