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Over 100,000 Season Ticket Requests made for Non-Existent NFL Stadium, Team

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Really? Is Southern California that deprived of football that people are scurrying to make season ticket requests before the proposed NFL stadium in the city of Industry has even broke ground or a team is announced? That's what James Wagner, the NFL stadium beat writer for the San Gabriel Tribune is reporting, via stadium developers, Majestic Realty.

As Wagner says, one has to remain skeptical. "The Los Angeles Raiders and Rams left in 1995 for Oakland and St. Louis, respectively, not only because of struggles securing a fitting stadium but because of low ticket sales and market support," he wrote. Maybe it was the teams, maybe not. But what we do know is that the Raiders have a tentative agreement to stay put in Oakland until at least 2013. That leaves room for the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams.

And if over 100,000 people are really that interestred in tickets? A lot are going to be turned away. The stadium is only going to hold 75,000 people, with 58,000 season tickets available.

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