The NFL left Los Angeles in 1995 and hasn't been back. That could change in the next decade.
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After years of being a bargaining chip for franchises to get new stadiums built in their cities, Los Angeles is close to bringing the NFL back for at least one game: Super Bowl L (that's 50 to you and me).
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, a member of the league's Super Bowl committee, raised the possibility of L.A. playing host to that landmark game.
"In L.A., it's there for the taking," Irsay, who spends a lot of time here and is a member of Riviera Country Club, said in a telephone interview.
"People there are going to have to make it happen, make it work. But I know right now people are ready to put their time and effort into making this work."
There is some historical significance to hold the 50th Super Bowl in L.A. After all, the first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles Coliseum in 1967. Since then, the Colisem hosted another Super Bowl while Pasadena's Rose Bowl has played host to five more games.
Los Angeles Is Going After Super Bowl L Despite Not Having a Team originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 10 Nov 2008 02:58:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.