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COULD THE RAIDERS BUSS A MOVE TO INGLEWOOD?
Published November 1, 1994
City officials in Inglewood, CA are gearing up for a push to bring in a "massive sports complex that could include a new Forum and a stadium for pro and college football, aqccording to a report in the SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE of Torrance, CA. The facility would be built at the Hollywood Park Race Track property and could spill onto the Forum's adjacent property. The complex, which could cost as much as $300M, would be a joint venture between the city, Hollywood Park and a group headed by Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss -- if an indoor arena were included in the development. According to Inglewood City Manager Paul Eckles, at least one pro and college team probably would have to sign long- term contracts before a football stadium would be constructed. Inglewood Mayor Edward Vincent: "We're talking about the Raiders and UCLA. ... It looks real good." Buss said he is not looking to raze the Forum and build another home for the Lakers, but he would "listen to offers." UCLA has two years left on its contract with Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. Officials at Southern Cal, which play at the Coliseum, said they are not interested in moving (AP/WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/1).