Hot or not?

Check out this proposal for an NFL stadium in the City of Industry, near the intersection of the 60 and 57 Freeways.

My thoughts:

1) Having commuted through that intersection to every Ducks home game this past season, I can tell you that it already is a traffic headache. A headache, not a nightmare, but still something to avoid whenever possible.

2) It’s way closer to the I.E. than any proposed NFL stadium I’ve ever seen. Shoot, if you live in Diamond Bar or Pomona you can practically drive to the highest point in your neighborhood and watch a game looking down from above. (Not really.)

3) Taking into consideration both of my first two points, I like that it’s at least trying to be closer, and more freeway-accessible, to the center of its fan base.

4) I still say the best place to put a new NFL stadium is in Downtown L.A. – just tear down all the existing buildings – so for once the city can claim there’s “something to do” downtown. Let the I.E. evolve into its own media market, with its own sports franchises and its own centralized mass transit system; so help you God if you still feel like driving over Kellogg Hill to have a life.

Your thoughts?

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.