Perry: No Plans To House Baseball Team In Proposed LA Venue
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A City Council committee Wednesday was expected to discuss a proposal to revise an agreement to lure an NFL team back to Los Angeles.
The meeting comes amid reports that the Los Angeles City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Renovation may consider altering its deal with developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to accommodate a downtown baseball stadium in the absence of any interest from NFL teams.
Similar rumors first surfaced back in July of 2011 that MLB officials contacted AEG about possibly building a downtown venue for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but former AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke denied any such discussion took place.
City Councilwoman Jan Perry told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO there is no current plan to break ground on a stadium in the foreseeable future.
“That’s been bandied about for several years, and at this point, we have no formal proposal before us on a downtown baseball stadium,” Perry said.
One possible alternative could be renovating the Los Angeles Convention Center, said Perry, who chairs the stadium committee.
“What we’re going to talk about today is the Convention Center and what options would be available to us in the event we don’t get a football team,” she said.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center.