Photo of the Los Angeles Coliseum, 1956, from USC Digital Archives
USC wants to fix the Coliseum.
The Coliseum tells USC to leave it alone.
USC threatens to move to the Rose Bowl.
UCLA gets angry. Changes shade of blue.
The Mayor tells everyone to get along, or he’ll cancel Christmas.
The Mayor of Los Angeles has decided that USC should stay in the Coliseum. So, he’s abandoning plans to lure the NFL back to the storied arena. This, after the NFL had already told L.A. they didn’t want to play there anyway.
Where does this leave us?
It’s a safe bet that USC and The Coliseum will work things out. But what’s next for the NFL? There have been talks regarding possible stadium sites in Orange County and the City of Industry.
Dumb. Sprawl is bad enough as it is. Los Angeles needs a stadium in Los Angeles. We need to start thinking about sites that maximize use of public transit. Somewhere close to a Metro Rail station.
What about here? Build new jails somewhere else. Relocate some industrial stuff. Build a world-class NFL facility along the banks of a revitalized Los Angeles River.