Will the NFL Stadium in City of Industry Ever Get Built?
As the idea to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles surfaced, more concern over the planned one out in the City of Industry have been raised. On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he was worried about how the 75,000-seat, $800-million facility would be built, the San Gabriel Tribune reported. However, that doesn't mean the NFL is resistant to Los Angeles. "We want to get back to LA. Hopefully it will happen soon," he said.
The paper followed up on the story today, juxtaposing today's NFL Draft to the non-existent L.A. team and stadium. Developer and billionaire Ed Roski Jr. of Majestic Realty once again is saying we'll have a team in the Southland next year, but so far it's been a tough two years.
"Lawsuits against the project, the Great Recession, and now labor issues with the NFL's players have slowed Roski's project. The two biggest problems - the economy and the NFL's labor strife - have become larger concerns since Roski's 2008 announcement, said David Carter, executive director of the USC Sports Business Institute, to the paper.