Roski starts search for NFL team

Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Billionaire developer Ed Roski Jr. said Monday he won't build an NFL stadium in Industry unless a team commits to move there and he is allowed to buy into its ownership.

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Loren Kizzia

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Who cares? We have heard this silliness too many times to actually believe it! Besides, we already have the Los Angeles Rams in St Louis, the Los Angeles Raiders in Oakland, and the Los Angeles Chargers in San Diego. We don't need anymore migratory Billionaires using LA to blackmail their cities into giving them more and more concessions.....This way we get every NFL game on Sunday and no blackouts, without the crowds!
Zoe

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Apr 22, 2008
 
This is exactly what we need. Why should the City of Los Angeles get all the good stuff. We that live and work on the eastern edge of the county would be thrilled to welcome a team. I do not know anybody that wants to drive to L.A. for any reason. Even just having the entertainment facilities would be a boost for our region. Another more convenient place for concerts and shopping - this is a great idea. If the NFL comes - icing on the cake.
Gerry Black

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Apr 22, 2008
 
WELCOME Mr. Ed Roski,Jr:

THANK YOU for coming forward with a sensible, positive plan to bring an NFL Team back to the Los Angeles-area which is LONG overdue.

Good Luck to you and may the "Powers-That-Be" accept your proposal without delay!
David Ramirez LaVerne Ca

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Would support an expansion team only,don't bring in another city's loser's.
Sal

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Another-words - the politicians are at the "what's in it for me stage". No public funding? nice central location? NFL in LA? The political corruption will be the biggest obsticle here.
Gary

Chesterfield, MO

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Sal wrote:
Another-words - the politicians are at the "what's in it for me stage". No public funding? nice central location? NFL in LA? The political corruption will be the biggest obsticle here.
Roski owns the land and has the green-light from the City of Industry. This all eliminates a lot of obstacles and opportunity for any politicians to monkey wrench the deal. If Roski finds a NFL partner, this deal is on!
Michelle

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Perhaps Roski should have the consideration of consulting those of us in Diamond Bar and Walnut who would live adjacent to the stadium before boasting about the certainty of his plan. He is taking advantage of the zoning in a narrow strip of Industry to sandwich a stadium into what is a quiet residential community. I, for one, do not want the noise, traffic, pollution, and crime that will come with thousands of people flocking to my neighborhood. Plus, "amending" an environmental report regarding the effects on the already overcrowded 57 and 60 freeways sounds very suspicious to me. I'll be the first to sign up to oppose Roski's plan, as I feel that we, the residents, should determine the fate of our own communities. Perhaps those who feel this is such a good idea should volunteer their own neighborhoods for the project.
DB Resident

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Apr 22, 2008
 
Michelle wrote:
Perhaps Roski should have the consideration of consulting those of us in Diamond Bar and Walnut who would live adjacent to the stadium before boasting about the certainty of his plan. He is taking advantage of the zoning in a narrow strip of Industry to sandwich a stadium into what is a quiet residential community. I, for one, do not want the noise, traffic, pollution, and crime that will come with thousands of people flocking to my neighborhood. Plus, "amending" an environmental report regarding the effects on the already overcrowded 57 and 60 freeways sounds very suspicious to me. I'll be the first to sign up to oppose Roski's plan, as I feel that we, the residents, should determine the fate of our own communities. Perhaps those who feel this is such a good idea should volunteer their own neighborhoods for the project.
City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM.
I like it

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Apr 23, 2008
 
DB Resident wrote:
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City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM.
That's too simple for some people... go to a meeting and let my voice be heard, that's too much work!!
Bring on the NFL!!!
Love the NFL

Ontario, CA

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#10
Apr 23, 2008
 
Does Mr Roski own the land ?
who did He buy it from and what did He pay for it?
Was any of the land bought from the City of Industry and does he owe them any money for it?
Ryan Thomas

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#11
Apr 23, 2008
 
Got one question...when and where can I get my season tickets???I'm 25 years old and never got the oppurtunity as a child to attend a NFL game!Now I've got a family of my own and would love to expose my family to a game I'm such a fan of.
Hey Roski,if City of Industry don't work come on down to Long Beach,Pier J ave!!!
Gary

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Apr 24, 2008
 
Michelle wrote:
Perhaps Roski should have the consideration of consulting those of us in Diamond Bar and Walnut who would live adjacent to the stadium before boasting about the certainty of his plan. He is taking advantage of the zoning in a narrow strip of Industry to sandwich a stadium into what is a quiet residential community. I, for one, do not want the noise, traffic, pollution, and crime that will come with thousands of people flocking to my neighborhood. Plus, "amending" an environmental report regarding the effects on the already overcrowded 57 and 60 freeways sounds very suspicious to me. I'll be the first to sign up to oppose Roski's plan, as I feel that we, the residents, should determine the fate of our own communities. Perhaps those who feel this is such a good idea should volunteer their own neighborhoods for the project.
You're missing the beauty of this plan. I don't think there is anything you whiney little obstructionist can do about it. He doesn't need your vote or to obtain the land. This plan only helps the area and adds to it! People are amazing. Maybe he should have the consideration of consulting with you.....ha ha ha!
NFL fan

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Sep 5, 2008
 
My husband and I live in Walnut. We would love an NFL team in the City of Industry. We have heard nothing but positive from our friends and neighbors here in Walnut about the new stadium, shopping and entertainment center. We never go to LA to see a play or sports event. It's not worth it.
Roski has an excellent reputation. He will built and outstanding NFL stadium and entertainment center we would all be proud of.
Marconi

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Sep 5, 2008
 
The only people who want to see the Raiders back here are gang-bangers.
No NFL in LA

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Sep 8, 2008
 
Gary wrote:
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You're missing the beauty of this plan. I don't think there is anything you whiney little obstructionist can do about it. He doesn't need your vote or to obtain the land. This plan only helps the area and adds to it! People are amazing. Maybe he should have the consideration of consulting with you.....ha ha ha!
Actually, if the EIR is still available, check if it is still open for comment. These EIRs are usually available at local libraries. Air Quality (exhaust), Traffic, and Noise are legitimate concerns to adjoining cities. They get all the problems without any benefits. Good luck!
Resident in Walnut

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#16
Sep 8, 2008
 
I and many of my neighbors do not want a 70,000 people stadium near our quiet neighborhood in Walnut and Diamond Bar.

Currently, the 57 and 60 freeway intersection is already very jammed. It will be severly impacted by the stadium traffic. In addition, the near by Grand Avenue is also very busy with the Mt. Sac. student and commuter traffic.
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Sep 9, 2008
 
For your information, Games are usually played on Sunday afternoon for about 8 games a year. So any traffic issues would be most felt then. Maybe they will build a train stop close by to minimize traffic.
Happy Walnut Resident

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#18
Sep 9, 2008
 
Would Ed Roski want a stadium in his backyard? He thinks that residents of Walnut and Diamond Bar don't care. EVERYONE I HAVE TALKED TO HATES THIS PROJECT AND IS PREPARED TO FIGHT A SELFISH BILLIONAIRE'S TOY.
Resident in Walnut

West Covina, CA

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#19
Sep 9, 2008
 
Here are the facts about the stadium:

1. Per the City of Industry Environmental Impact Report, a total of 30 major sell out events (including NFL use) and 15 minor events is anticipated per year. The sell out events means 75,000 seats, the minor events means 25,000 seats or less. So it is not 8 games a year.

2. The proposed stadium will have more seats 75,000 than the Anaheim Angel Stadium 45,050 seats, than the Pasadena Dodger Stadium 56,000 seats!

3. The stadium will accomodate 75,000 people which is more than 2 times the population of the City of Walnut (per the City Hall record, as of Jan. 08, it has around 32,000 residents)
brigid bjerke

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Sep 10, 2008
 
This is just another case of someone with money pushing their ideas down the throat of others with total disregard for the consequences. This proposed stadium will destroy the quality of life for my city of Walnut. I don't want to see the crime, drunk driving, speeding, vagrants etc. that are associated with any venue of this type. Mr. Roski threatens that if he doesn't get his stadium he will be a large retail center. Well go for it Mr. Roski. Traffic in City of Industry will be impacted , but a retail center won't destroy Walnut.

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