I am reserving my excitement still, but the talk of a new 64,000 seat, state-of-the-art football stadium is heating up here in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, city officials offered their support for a new mixed-use NFL facility in the downtown area near Staples Center. The facility would replace part of the L.A. Convention Center, and the aim is to lure an existing NFL team and bring more conventions and conferences to the city. This will also require more hotels to be built in the area, and ultimately this project will give a much needed boost to the economy and most importantly, the job market.
Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has done their fair share to improve the appeal and livelihood of downtown L.A., by building Staples Center and L.A. Live. They are very serious about bringing professional football back to the city and apparently the proposal presented by AEG President Tim Leiweke was strong because having the support of the city council is a not a promise, but a huge step in the right direction.
Super Bowl in L.A.? LOOK. OUT.
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