AEG Unveils Design For Proposed NFL Stadium In LA

Project cost estimated at $1b

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The developers who want to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles have unveiled renderings of proposed designs for the sports and convention complex.

AEG showed off architects’ drawings of the proposed development at a press conference Wednesday.

Tim Romani, president of the project management firm ICON Venue Group, promised that the project would come in at under $1 billion.

The plan would be to tear down the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to make room for a stadium and build a replacement in under a year.

Including Staples and the LA Live hotel and retail complex, the proposal would bring some 100,000 contiguous acres of downtown under AEG’s management.

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  1. Daniel Jameson says:

    On your ad for tonight’s news, you asked what is the new football stadium going to look like. I bet it looks like a boondoggle!

  2. Chunky E says:

    Now, would they expect the city of Los Angeles to pay for it, as we paid for that stupid Michael Jackson funeral?

    1. GARYHALLENTERTAINMENT says:

      THE FAMILY GAVE THE CITY BACK THE 2 MILLION THEY SPENT MICHAEL’S RIGHT @ 850 MILLION RIGHT NOW HE HE!!!!

  3. Mp says:

    100,000 acres? The entire city of L.A. is 319,000. They manage 1/3 of the city? Fact check please.

    1. rich says:

      Moron!! Check yourself….

    2. Chad says:

      Where did you get this 100,000 acres figure? What’s your source?

    3. Chad says:

      Where did you get this 319,000 acres figure? I thought Los Angeles is 600 something square miles

  4. Gomez says:

    Personally, I would like to see the stadium be built in the Sepulveda Basin with easy access to the San Diego/Ventura Fwy’s – I also like to see an expansion team developed – Call me crazy!?!

    1. Marissa says:

      That location (101/405) is too congested and with no public transportation so to speak that area will be a saturated parking lot during games and other events. Besides those Valleyites are also NIMBY’s type.

  5. Roger says:

    @ Gomez – In the Sepulveda basin? Are you mad?? I take it you don’t live or commute anywhere near there. That area can’t support any extra traffic, which blows your “easy access” theory right out of the water.

  6. TRAFFIC JAM says:

    Noooooooo.. We don’t need any NFL teams.

  7. Skadi Lifdis says:

    Because Downtown needs more traffic problems than there already is. Really? Downtown is really the best place they could think of to build a stadium?

  8. Howlie Harkness says:

    Soooo, what happened to the proposed stadium in the industry/walnut area?

  9. LessCarsEqualsBetterLA says:

    Take the train, light rail, or ride a bike…

  10. Trugoy says:

    maybe 1,000 not 100,000. This proposal is crazy…where would 75,000 people park? Lakers game is bad enough already.

  11. Chad says:

    The stadium will bring much needed jobs and will fit nicely in that part of the downtown Los Angeles city center.

    1. Daniel Jameson says:

      @ Chad: Every dollar spent at this proposed stadium are dollars not spent at some other entertainment venue in Los Angeles. Every job created at the stadium is a job lost somewhere else in town; it’s a zero sum game. The only ones that come out ahead are a few well-connected developers and TV network executives that profit at the tax payers’ expense.
      If you really want to create jobs, reduce business taxes and simplify and stabilize the tax code so honest businesses will want to start in Los Angeles, because they can count on taxes staying the same so they can count on their planning forecasts.

  12. Astonished says:

    I have a better proposal. How about AEG pays us all their back taxes instead!

  13. LC says:

    Should be built in City of Industry, not LA. who the hell wants to go down to LA. I would rather go to San Diego.

  14. Chavo says:

    an NFL stadium in Long Beach would be better. It would still be an LA team, just 30 min south.

  15. Is This A Joke? says:

    There are so many better choices for a stadium other than downtown! Why not build it somewhere else? LA county is huge! Downtown Los Angeles traffic is some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation. It doesn’t need to get worse. Building a stadium next to Staples Center and LA Live will make the area even more crowded than it already is.

  16. g says:

    cool.. Rome II before the fall, I wonder what the future Generations will say about OUR ruins???

  17. Calgal says:

    What happened to the complex they were going to build in the City of Industry, Walnut area? Is that a “no go” now?

  18. LEXUSRY says:

    THE CITIES AND STATES CAN’T CONTROL THE TRAFFIC FLOW, CAN’T REPAIR THE FREEWAY AND ROAD, THEY MOVE TOO SLOW, AND NOT ENOUGH OFFICERS TO HANDLE DUMB,AIR HEAD SLOW DRIVERS EQUAL TRAFFIC JAM AND ROAD RAGE. IT TOUGH ENOUGH TO GO TO LAKERS GAME AND DODGER GAME. I LIKE THE CITY OF INDUSTRY AREA.IT IS WIDE OPEN

  19. Saber 1 says:

    The thugs and gang bangers don’t need anymore role models. It failed the first few times, leave it to someone else who wants the crime rate with it.

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