In many ways, it doesn’t matter how many people fill the Coliseum for a Rams game or the Stub Hub Center to see the Chargers. Both teams could play in front of empty stadiums and still be worth far more than they were in their previous homes of St Louis and San Diego. The fact they will be in the nation’s second-biggest city and Rams (and Arsenal as well as the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche) owner Stan Kroenke’s $2.6bn stadium is enough to fetch a fatter price on the open market. Plus, the Rams have bigger ambitions as the world’s NFL team, actively using their base in LA to attract fans from Asia and Europe. … [Read more...] about The NFL’s LA teams could bring empty stadium porn to a whole new level
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Bole is watching the Patriots and Texans on the bar’s big screen television and alternately talking baseball and the performance of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. He grew up with the Rams when they were here, before leaving for Missouri after the 1994 season, watching their games in the Coliseum downtown and later in Anaheim. One of his fondest memories is watching the team led by quarterback Vince Ferragamo in Super Bowl XIV. Later, he embraced the Raiders when they too played in the Coliseum, but all that seems like a lifetime ago. … [Read more...] about After two decades, do Angelenos really care about the NFL’s return to LA?
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The FTSE had closed up nearly 2 per cent yesterday as markets reacted to oil prices steadying and Chinese factory data raising hopes of a revival in economic activity. … [Read more...] about Britain’s bleakest day for coronavirus deaths sends London markets on the slide with FTSE 100 closing 3.8% down by 217 to 5,455 points