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History Lesson: How a Los Angeles NFL Deal Falls Apart

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The Los Angeles City Council just held its first hearing on the proposed Farmers Field NFL stadium project and is scheduled to vote on an agreement with developer AEG on August 9. Everything is looking pretty rosy for a 2016 pro football season in Los Angeles, which would be the first since both the Rams and the Raiders abandoned SoCal in 1995. But as the NFL's favorite bargaining chip gets thisclose one more time, KCET reminds us we've been thisclose before. So watch for that recent clip of the mayor saying "football is coming back to Los Angeles" in a 2023 video on AEG and Geoff Palmer's latest attempt to put a stadium in hot 2023 neighborhood Central City West.
· Hail Mary for Los Angeles Football? [KCET]
· NFL Stadium Archives [Curbed LA]

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