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A Football Stadium Next to L.A. Live and Staples Center?

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A football stadium next to Staples Center? | Photo by victoriabernal via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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An idea to bring a football stadium to downtown Los Angeles has resurfaced, according to LA Times, citing multiple sources. The facility would be in direct competition with a stadium already in the works outside the city--developer Ed Roski's people say the news doesn't affect their progress--but at this point it's just a concept.

So here's the deal. Casey Wasserman-- founder and CEO of the Wasserman Media Group--and Tim Leiweke--CEO of AEG, the company that owns the Staple Center and built L.A. Live--are looking into the "possibility of building a stadium behind Staples Center, where the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center now sits, with the idea of replacing that convention space elsewhere in the general area," according to the Times.

The NFL knows about it and is monitoring progress. In the end, it's likely that only one will come out as the winner as L.A. can only really be home to one pro football market.