If an NFL franchise does relocate to Los Angeles, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena is a viable option to act as a temporary home stadium, reports Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Both the Raiders and the Rams are reportedly considering a move to L.A. for the 2015 season, but according to La Canfora, Pasadena officials would only approve the use of the Rose Bowl for a single NFL club. The Rose Bowl, of course, is the home of the UCLA Bruins, and the site of the eponymous NCAA bowl game each January.
While the Pasadena government has made concessions that would allow more games to be played at the Rose Bowl, those changes wouldn’t be enough to permit two NFL franchises to use the site as their home stadium during the same season. La Canfora notes that some league insiders believe that an ideal scenario would see two clubs move to Los Angeles at once in order to defray the risk and cost of financing and building a new stadium. However, one of those two teams would need to play its home games at a less-than-ideal spot, likely the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The Raiders and Rams are both operating on year-to-year leases with their current stadiums, a setup that Raiders owner Mark Davis recently deemed untenable. Clubs interested in relocating currently have until February to announce their intentions, although that date could be pushed back.