INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — An ambitious plan to build a billion-dollar National Football League stadium in the Hollywood Park area generated more debate at a meeting in Inglewood on Wednesday night.
Dozens of city residents attended the meeting, where they heard from a project manager who answered many questions.
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who bought a 60-acre lot between The Forum and Hollywood Park Casino in 2013, would team with the owners of the 298-acre Hollywood Park site on the project. It would include an 80,000-seat stadium, a 6,000-seat performance venue, a 300-room hotel, 2,500 residential units, 1.7 million square feet of retail and office space and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds and open space.
After Wednesday’s meeting some residents expressed anticipation about a proposed stadium in their community.
“I am totally excited about what I am seeing, what I’m hearing,” Inglewood resident Curtis Mitchell said. “If you’re in our community, and you’re driving around, you can see the people talking at the Vons, the CVS, the local spots.”
Last week, developers said they would not need any tax money to build the stadium, although new documents show the developers could be entitled to $100 million in tax credits after the stadium opens.