More money, traffic congestion, trash and an influx in drunken fans.
These are some of the complaints lodged during a Pasadena City Council meeting, in which members voted 7-1 in favor of certifying a so-called Final
Environmental Impact Report, and approving amending the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance to pave the way for NFL teams to play at the Rose Bowl.
To read more about what council members said, click here.
But would crowds heading to or coming from professional football games, for up to five years while a permanent stadium is constructed elsewhere, end up dropping dollars in South Pasadena? Is the additional pollution and possible annoyances associated with game-day behavior worth it if more people walk into businesses in the city?
This discussion question, posted on South Pasadena Patch Facebook, drew multiple comments, with users listing pros and cons: One reader wrote, "We need to steadfastly fight to preserve the quiet, green, suburban town that is SoPas.''
Another commenter pointed out, "It wouldn't hurt. I think it could make all the business better. Yes we get all the traffic and more people, but thats the price we pay living in L.A. Plus it's only temporary till the stadium downtown is finished.''
Patch Asks: Business owners, residents: What do you think? Would NFL teams playing in Pasadena be a good thing for South Pas or no?
City News Service contributed to this report.