Pasedena to the NFL – Get out of town

The NFL is looking desperately for somewhere to house a franchise for Los Angeles. Last month it was Carson City saying no to the NFL. This time it’s Pasadena and their reasons make sense.

The Pasadena city council voted 5-1 to reject a plan to bring an NFL team to the Rose Bowl. Among the reasons cited for not wanting an NFL team in Pasadena were:

  • Too much traffic
  • Displacement of parks
  • Threaten the historic stadium

The Rose Bowl Stadium has a long history dating back to 1922 when it was built.


It’s home to the annual Rose Bowl college football bowl game and hosts the UCLA Bruins home football games. The seating capacity of the Rose Bowl is 92,542.

Sue Mossman, executive director of Pasadena Heritage said:

We haven’t driven a wooden stake through the heart of this, but the message is clear.


The alternatives for the NFL are dwindling in the Los Angeles area.