LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drawings for a proposed football stadium to be built in downtown Los Angeles call for an open-air modernistic structure with a novel, removable roof.

Ron Turner, principal of architectural firm Gensler that is designing the 72,000-seat stadium, on Tuesday revealed a new design with a partial roof over the sidelines that extends up and over the building like wings.

The playing field could be left open or covered with a “deployable” roof made of a translucent material that would be lifted into the opening and locked into place.

Project manager Tim Romani said at a press conference that a retractable roof would have meant a heavy rooftop when the design of the building was meant to be light and airy.

The stadium would cost $700 million.

Comments (5)
  1. Corruption says:

    Sounds like the project manager has a friend who owns a business that builds retractable roofs. Why do they need a roof that closes? It never rains or is cold in Downtown Los Angeles. Just money being passed to friends.

    1. Charlie A says:

      Don’t ever say it never rains or is cold in downtown Los Angeles. Far from the truth.

  2. Evan says:

    You just ran the Stadium story backed up to the Worst Traffic in America is here in LA story, Doesn’t anyone realize that a Stadium in downtown will effectively gridlock the entire downtown freeway system?? We have the Rose bowl, Use that!!!

  3. Marissa says:

    You are such an idiot. Gridlocking the Rose Bowl neighborhood is your solution? Downtown Los Angeles with the four feeways, numerous bus lines and rail mass transit systems can handle the extra load of traffic so stop worrying about it.

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