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Bill Chadwick '70, president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, was quoted in a recent edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal as saying that his efforts to bring NFL football back to the city may pay off very soon.

The story states, "Chadwick has been front and center in the ongoing efforts to bring NFL football back to L.A. As president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, he must negotiate a lease that addresses the interests of the commission's city, county and state members. Chadwick has been steeped in sports all his life: Son of a former professional hockey player, he still water skis competitively and was a Hall of Fame college football player. Before co-founding real estate investment firm Chadwick Saylor, he was a tax attorney and served as assistant secretary of labor under former President Gerald Ford. He was a close advisor to former L.A. Mayor James Hahn, who himself has taken a job at Chadwick Saylor.

"Question: How close are we to getting an NFL team in Los Angeles?

"Answer: I think we're very close. The NFL is negotiating with the Coliseum Commission. The NFL is simultaneously negotiating with Anaheim. They want fully executable leases with both and they want the NFL owners to make a choice. The Coliseum is the fairly clear-cut economic choice. L.A. is the second-largest media market in the country. The five-county area is the 16th-largest economy in the world. All the economic drivers center on that location."

The story noted Chadwick's degree from St. Lawrence, in government. While a student at St. Lawrence, he participated in the Thelomathesian Society, football and lacrosse. Chadwick was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was elected to St. Lawrence's Athletic Hall of Fame and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1973.

For more information: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Posted: December 15, 2005


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