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STADIUM NEGOTIATIONS IN INGLEWOOD HIT "SNAG"
Published February 27, 1995
Negotiations for a new Raiders stadium at Hollywood Park have hit a "snag that could jeopardize" the project. Hollywood Park CEO R.D. Hubbard has said "there will be no stadium unless the NFL commits to at least three Super Bowls at the location." Hubbard: "I'm very pessimistic at this time. The NFL has not committed to what we feel we need to make the deal work." Although the NFL has "publicly indicated that it would be willing to help Los Angeles get a state-of-the-art stadium and offered Super Bowls as a way to make it worth the effort, no formal promise or plan has been made" (John Cherwa, L.A. TIMES, 2/24). NFL Dir of Commun. Greg Aiello said "it's doubtful that the league can guarantee Super Bowls for the Inglewood stadium," and that Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's promise of five Super Bowls was good "only if the NFL financed its own stadium" (Bernie Miklasz, ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH, 2/27).