Forget about the NFL at the Rose Bowl, even as a temporary measure.
The Rose Bowl Operating Company Board has voted not to reply to a request for a proposal from the NFL for the Rose Bowl to become a temporary home for an NFL team.
The board instead is focusing on a proposed arts and musical festival, according to William H. Boyer, Pasadena’s public information officer.
Two NFL teams could move to Los Angeles in 2016, but each would need a temporary stadium until construction of a new stadium is completed.
Possible temporary stadiums include the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Dodger Stadium.
The Coliseum was home to the Los Angeles Rams from 1946-79 and Los Angeles Raiders from 1982-94. A football game has never been played at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles market has been without a team since 1995, when the then- Anaheim Stadium-based Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders returned to Oakland.
Both of those franchises are back in the relocation mix. Rams owner Stan Kroenke is proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the Raiders have joined forces with the San Diego Chargers to back a stadium plan in Carson.
The league has scheduled a special meeting of NFL owners on Aug. 11 in Chicago to update them on the Los Angeles situation and to further define the schedule for one or two potential club relocations.
The Rose Bowl vote was Wednesday night.
— Staff and wire reports