New LA Football Stadium next to Staples Center Expected for the 50th Superbowl

Nov 14, 2010 by Tom Jones

Casey Wasserman and Tim Leiweke are investigating the possibility of building a stadium behind Staples Center, where the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

It is suggested as a fitting place to stage large national events, such as the Super Bowl, Final Four, etc. July 2010, reports in the Los Angeles media, states that lobbyists for AEG has contacted members of the California state legislature in hopes of gaining Environmental Exceptions, just like the City of Industry stadium, for a new stadium in the L.A. Live! Area.

The proposed new LA Live Stadium would have a retractable-roof venue, which would be part of an expansion and upgrade of the Los Angeles’ Convention Center, and would sit on the site of the center’s West Hall near the Staples Center.

However, there’s a plethora of sites in the CRA redevelopment areas that can be considered as a starting point for concept and initial vision, which could be part of an overall strategy to eventual movement from want and desire to change and execution that would bring back the Los Angeles Rams and create jobs, revenue, income and a time and place where the concept will help us in these tough times.

For technical details on how we could finance and build this without spending an inordinate or even high taxpayer funded basis, look no further than the success of Stapes Center which started out as a public-private partnership to many advanced concepts including 100% direct investment, subdividing the complex, pre-selling corporate and season luxury and other suites, and a plethora of creative financing.

Well, it looks like some very smart people are listening–Tim Leiweke — a former Denver sports executive who now runs Philip Anschutz’s sports and entertainment business — wants to build a $1 billion downtown Los Angeles football stadium in time to host the 50th Super Bowl.

They are willing to put up a billion dollars of private money to do so, develop a football stadium that would have a retractable roof as part of the expansion of the LA Convention Center, and create a centralized home for the Lakers, the Kings the Clippers and hopefully a new LA Football team.

As we presciently pointed out in our story, Let’s Bring NFL Football Back to Los Angeles, Travelin’ Local is a leading proponent of bringing back NFL Football to Los Angeles. We’re confident that that will help help save our city’s finances and long term budgetary health–while creating a viable and superb sports, entertainment, and mixed use mega-complex for the people of our great city.

Not to mention that we’ll finally get to have an NFL team back where we should never have lost one.

It’s about time we take action away from the bureaucrats and take matters into our own hands!

To read more about possible plans: Anschutz entertainment chief eyes downtown L.A. football stadium

Slider photo courtesy of time.com, and LA Live courtesy of skyscraperpage.com

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