INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The Inglewood City Council could vote Tuesday night on zoning changes that would pave the way for a proposed 80,000-seat NFL stadium.
Stan Kroenke, who bought a 60-acre lot between The Forum and Hollywood Park Casino in 2013, has teamed up with the owners of the 298-acre Hollywood Park site to build the new arena.READ MORE: 'The Public Needs To Know': High Levels Of E. Coli Bacteria Found In Echo Park Lake
The Hollywood Land Company, a joint venture between Stockbridge Capital Group and The Kroenke Group, announced plans in January to build the arena, 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 on the site.
During Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting, council members could either approve the plan to build the stadium without a public vote or pass a resolution giving citizens a chance to vote in a special election.
Los Angeles County election officials have verified enough petition signatures to allow the stadium plan to go before voters, but an election has not yet been scheduled.READ MORE: Only On KCAL 9: Tarzana Woman Tells Speaks Out On Surviving Violent Home Invasion
“A lot of fans out there will be very happy and once again, the community can’t wait to get this thing done here,” Inglewood resident Anthony Wills said.
The plans to fast-track the Inglewood stadium come on the heels of Friday’s announcement of a plan to build a $1.7 billion privately-funded arena in Carson that would house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.
The teams, who are working with the business coalition Carson2gether, have the option to purchase the landfill near the 405 Freeway and Del Amo Boulevard and will build the stadium if they are unable to strike new stadium deals in their own cities, which both teams have tried to do for years.MORE NEWS: Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
Additionally, there are two other NFL stadium proposals in Los Angeles: Farmers Field in Downtown LA, next to Staples Center, and another in the City of Industry led by LA Kings co-owner, Ed Roski.