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Three's a crowd: Navigating the NFL in Los Angeles

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The turf war over plans to move an NFL team to L.A. just got a little more interesting.

Stan Kroenke, the owner of the Rams, is behind the new Inglewood stadium, which might hurt the Carson plan of building a stadium for the Chargers and the Raiders. Most NFL insiders agree the Los Angeles market could support two football teams, but three would be a crowd.

City Council chambers in Inglewood was packed with Rams fans Tuesday in support of building a $2 billion, 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack.

"Think about Super Bowls, think about the Olympics, think about hotels, shopping, concerts, all these restaurants being full of people generating revenue," an Inglewood resident said.

Ninety percent of the people attending the meeting supported the new stadium, which could bring the Rams -- and potentially one other NFL team -- to the Los Angeles area.

"It's a great project for the entire community," an Inglewood resident said.

The Inglewood stadium would be built with private money. So many people signed a petition in support of the plan, a public vote is no longer needed. That doesn't sit well with some residents.

"I hope that you put this off and let the people of this community vote after they've had an opportunity to look at the entire 260 pages on this initiative," an Inglewood resident said.

As for San Diego's effort to build its own stadium, on Tuesday the City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of getting a deal done. The symbolic resolution was followed by a statement from San Diego's Stadium Advisory Group, which is optimistic a stadium build here. The statement read:

"This new stadium can have something for everyone. It can be a venue that hosts regular season college football and premier bowl games, concerts, boxing, political and spiritual conventions, Monster Truck jams, high school sports playoffs, and other events."


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