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SEAHAWKS COULD BE NEXT TEAM IN L.A.
Published July 24, 1995
The Seahawks have reportedly been working with Hollywood powerhouse Creative Artists Agency in "studying the potential location and feasibility of a new stadium in the Southland," according to Bill Plaschke of the L.A. TIMES. CAA would oversee the building of a stadium financed by investors, including several from the entertainment industry. A "preliminary site" for the venue has been identified in El Segundo. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "acknowledged" that the next team to move to L.A. "would probably be an existing franchise instead of an expansion team." Tagliabue did list the Seahawks, Oilers and Browns as teams "with stadium problems." Plaschke notes, however, that this does not mean that Walt Disney Co., which has initiated contact with league officials, "is out of the picture" (L.A. TIMES, 7/22). Tagliabue: "I've told Michael Eisner and I would tell anybody else that, initially, we're looking at existing teams. At the right time, we'll look at expansion, but I don't see us accelerating into expansion because someone says their clear preference is for an expansion team" (Pat Yasinskas, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 7/23).