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Roski's stadium idea is 'an interesting possibility,' NFL officials say

June 12, 2008 |  3:33 pm

Your_football_stadium_here That's what the San Gabriel Valley Tribune is reporting after league officials sat down with the billionaire for football talks earlier this week. Roski, you may recall, is the developer who wants to build the "Los Angeles Stadium" on a 600-acre parcel he owns in the City of Industry. Here's more from the Trib:

National Football League officials, who initially had little reaction to Roski's proposal, now call the plan "an interesting possibility" after a sit-down meeting earlier this week with officials from Roski's Majestic Realty Co.

"At their request, the Roski group provided us an update on their stadium project," wrote NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy in an email to this paper. "Mr. Roski's site certainly seems to present an interesting possibility. The permitting and construction processes seem to be more defined than other sites we have seen."

Majestic proposed the stadium in April, and McCarthy at the time said NFL staffers are "monitoring all stadium-related developments at this time."

Majestic Realty Co. Vice President John Semcken, who is the lead for the project, said the NFL brass are now showing a little enthusiasm.

"They have seen the plan now," he said of a meeting he had Monday at the NFL headquarters in New York. "They're very impressed."

Out in the real world, the plan has as many skeptics as supporters. Online though, several thousand football-starved fans have already signed up for tickets. The full story from the SGV Trib is here.

—Veronique de Turenne

Photo: AP