The Four Most Troubling, Ridiculous Features Of The Proposed New NFL Stadium In Carson, CA
With two new NFL stadium proposals in the works for Los Angeles, there was no way the plans for each wouldn't be glitzy and crazy, in a Spielberg blockbuster sequel kind of way. First up is Los Angeles Stadium in Carson, a new $1.7-billion facility which would potentially house both the Raiders and Chargers, who are getting nowhere in their quests for new stadiums in Oakland and San Diego.
The organizers unleashed their video presentation to owners last week (see video below), and because this is LA, Keifer Sutherland narrated it. ("Build this stadium -- we're running out of TIME!"). One of the good features was a Hollywood Bowl-type music venue next to the stadium for pregame concerts. One of the weirdest was a farmer's market, as if people are going to buy vegetables and cheese before entering a football game.
But fans can live with that -- just don't go to the market. Here are four other features, however, which I can't imagine would go well with being a Raiders fan. And they're even too weird for the Chargers.
There's freaking valet parking inside the stadium.
Never before has the separation of classes been so pronounced. Larry David and Jack Nicholson are ushered into their suites after dropping off their luxury vehicles, while the common fan is left pressed against the glass outside. And, cars indoors? I'll call Uber, thanks.
There's a bar & lounge on the sideline right behind the players
I don't want Danny Bonaduce with direct access to my players. thanks. Also, won't it be hard to see the game?
The traffic. My Lord
The stadium site is located a few miles north of LA, but at the convergence of four major freeways, and traffic on game days -- in this case nearly every Sunday -- is going to be frightening. No matter what the planners say.
There are drive-ins all around the stadium
Many of you aren't old enough to remember the drive-in, but it was generally an excuse to behave badly, grope your date and cause mayhem under the guise of watching a movie. And now there are four in a crowded football setting, showing game highlights. Can't you watch that stuff on your phone now?
There's another NFL stadium proposal -- by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his group, which wants to move that team to Inglewood in a stadium at the Hollywood Park site. That video should be just as absurd.
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