The layout of Chavez Ravine, where Dodger Stadium is located, could change dramatically if an NFL stadium is built there — and the Dodgers would look at any proposals.
It’s all talk, of course: the NFL wants to add one or two teams to Los Angeles, but the lack of movement on stadiums downtown and in the suburbs have delayed things. And although Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a call for any team looking to move to Los Angeles (hello, Jacksonville), nothing is imminent.
And the Chavez Ravine area, controlled by the Dodgers, has long been seen as a possible home for an NFL stadium; Peter O’Malley pitched one when the Dodgers were under his family ownership, but at that time the city was pushing for a renovated Coliseum as a NFL home. That won’t happen now, but the idea of an NFL stadium at Chavez Ravine persists. Big changes could happen there anyway — retail, entertainment, parking ramps — and why not throw a NFL stadium into the mix?
It’s something the new Dodgers ownership would consider — if the NFL expressed interest. “We haven’t talked about it or thought about it a lot,” Dodgers owner Mark Walter told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s not on our radar screen. I mean, we’re trying to fix this place and get our team running and make this the best experience possible for our fans.
“If that came on our radar screen, we’d deal with it. But it’s not right now. The NFL has not approached us with anything.”
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