By Elliot Heis
Last week Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill easing the way for
the construction of the 75,000 seat stadium in the neighboring city
The bill fast tracks the construction, making the presence of an
NFL team within a few miles a possibility in the foreseeable
While the effect of the stadium’s close vicinity is yet to be
seen, it is possible that campus life in many could greatly
While it could be thought that the stadium would take attention
off our Broncos, the team could just as likely localize the campus
population’s sporting mindset, bringing Pomona to the front of
students’ minds when considering sports viewing for the
NFL teams typically introduce programs to connect with the
surrounding communities and schools. In this particular case, Cal
Poly is the closest university to the construction site, putting
the campus community in prime position to take advantage of these
programs and events.
The stadium also opens up opportunities for unofficial school
events, such as a Cal Poly tailgate area; giving students another
chance to meet up outside of a classroom.
For the football fans of Cal Poly, this is a great solution to a
problem that has plagued them since Cal Poly’s football program
ended in 1982 (or the club team which ended in 1991.)
Supporting a local football team has brought about the dilemma
of loyalty. With the absence of a local NFL team, Cal Poly students
have had to turn to the NCAA, but supporting the Bruins or Trojans
just feels like betrayal.
Well, soon students will be able to support a local football
team without betraying the university.
Pundits speculate that Minnesota is the most likely candidate to
move to Los Angeles.
The Vikings coming here would be the most poetic for Cal Poly,
which began in athletics with the Voorhis Vikings, not the Cal Poly
So some day soon, Brett Favre could be throwing the pigskin down
by In N Out, with Cal Poly students cheering him on in unison.
And don’t expect him to retire before it happens, Brett Favre
will be wearing suspenders on his uniform before he retires for
Reach Elliot Heis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New stadium could bring more entertainment
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