Pasadena Residents Challenge NFL Rose Bowl Deal

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 3:25 PM EST) -- Several Pasadena, Calif.-area community organizations lodged a suit against the city in state court on Thursday challenging its five-year agreement with the National Football League to allow increased use of the Rose Bowl Stadium, arguing that Pasadena failed to properly account for increased pollution caused by ticket holders and tailgaters.

The groups claim that the environmental impact report examining the effect of holding up to 13 NFL games per year at the stadium while a permanent facility is built in Los Angeles does not establish "performance-based,...
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