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May 8, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
While the legislature in Minnesota continued to work on a solution to keep the Vikings, AEG on Tuesday unveiled its latest vision for an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Two weeks remain in the public-comment period of AEG's environmental impact report on the concept, and the company hopes to have its approvals in place by late summer, with the goal of luring a football team back to L.A. next spring. AEG's is one of two competing stadium proposals, with the other in City of Industry.
May 7, 2012 | Jim Newton
Consider two projects that could have profound impacts on Los Angeles: Both would create thousands of jobs. One would increase traffic a bit; the other would significantly decrease it. One would be "carbon neutral," meaning it would not help the global environment but wouldn't hurt it either; the other would powerfully reduce emissions. Both could create some inconveniences to their immediate neighbors while delivering tax revenue, jobs and services to the city at large. One is the proposed downtown football stadium, and it has sailed through government approvals despite its potential for increasing traffic and inconveniencing people who live or work downtown.
May 1, 2012 | By Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
In the heat of a broader financial scandal, the public officials who run the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have agreed to give up decades' worth of free Trojan football tickets they negotiated for themselves in a proposed lease that would surrender control of the stadium to USC. The Coliseum Commission has also relinquished access to a VIP hospitality area at the taxpayer-owned stadium for Trojan contests as well as a possible bounty of free tickets...
April 10, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
A new poll has found that nearly half of Angelenos support the idea of a downtown NFL stadium and that about as many don't think the project should be granted special breaks. A survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles found that 49% of respondents were in favor of a proposed 72,000-seat stadium, whose construction would entail the demolition and rebuilding of a portion of the Convention Center. Thirty-nine percent said they oppose the proposal, and 12% didn't answer or had no opinion.
April 3, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum and Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Billionaire developer Philip Anschutz is committed to the idea of an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles and is willing to buy a team himself in order to make the deal work, his top executive said Monday. Speaking to Times reporters and editors, Anschutz Entertainment Group President Tim Leiweke downplayed recent reports that NFL executives are dissatisfied with the terms of AEG's proposal for a team, as well as talk of possible competition from a Chavez Ravine football stadium now that ownership of the Dodgers has changed hands.
April 2, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
AEG billionaire Philip Anschutz is committed to the idea of an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles and is willing to buy an entire team -- as opposed to just a part of one -- in order to make the deal work, his top executive said Monday. "Phil is now completely engaged in this process," said Tim Leiweke, AEG's president and chief executive. "And the only thing he won't do is get leveraged to the point of doing a stupid deal on a team. But if this is about finding a win-win for the NFL and Phil Anschutz, he is prepared to write that check now, subject to getting done with the [environmental impact report]
March 29, 2012 | Sam Farmer
An NFL stadium at Chavez Ravine? You can bet the new owners of the Dodgers will at least kick the tires on that idea. In fact, a league insider said the buyers had preliminary discussions with the NFL while doing their due diligence on the investment. Peter O'Malley did more than that in the late 1990s. He was well down the road on a proposal to build a football stadium next to Dodger Stadium when the city let the air out of his balloon by supporting the Coliseum, which it partly owned.
March 28, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
PALM BEACH, Fla. — The astronomical sale price of the Dodgers reverberated across the country Wednesday, and across professional sports leagues, with some NFL owners calling it a $2.15-billion reminder of how valuable the Los Angeles market could be. "I think it reflects the value ? of being involved in the sports business in L.A.," said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, heading for the airport at the conclusion of the league's annual meetings at the Breakers hotel. "It should serve to encourage teams and owners to come to L.A. " Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and part-time L.A. resident, said the sale "is going to draw a lot of attention to L.A. as a super-valuable market for sports teams.
January 7, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento -- A state lawmaker has proposed the same special treatment for rail projects in California that the Legislature has given to developers of a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles and to some renewable-energy projects. Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced such a measure as the Legislature began its new year this week, saying it would "create thousands of desperately needed jobs and give commuters and residents environmentally sound transit options as alternatives to sitting in stopped traffic.
September 30, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Tim Leiweke had courted them all: lawmakers in Sacramento, politicians at City Hall, business leaders in the Valley and neighborhood groups on the Westside. And, of course, he had wooed folks in the pricey downtown condos that look out on Staples Center and his company's glitzy entertainment complex, L.A. Live. Everyone, it seemed, had heard his gregarious pitch to add an NFL stadium to the development — except the people living just a few blocks away in the blue-collar immigrant neighborhood of Pico-Union.
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