Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Go, Fight, Win: L.A. is One Step Closer to a Football Stadium

farmersfield.jpg
Updated downtown stadium Gensler rendering with Farmers Field logo added to once-blank top of the stadium (in previous renderings)
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.


Football fans, don't lose hold of your dreams for a local NFL team. An ad hoc L.A. City Council committee has endorsed developer AEG's financial framework plan for building a football stadium downtown at L.A. Live, reports ABC7.The vote took place last night, with committee members agreeing in a unanimous 4-0 vote to push the deal through to the full council. The plan states that AEG will pay to build the estimated $1.2 billion stadium, tentatively called Farmer's Field. The new stadium would require that a wing of the L.A. Convention Center be torn down, notes L.A. Now. That part of the financial expenditure would be covered by $275 million in tax exempt bonds. AEG would also reimburse the city if they lose any convention business while the stadium is being built, according to city negotiators.

The stadium is estimated to be worth $700 million over the next 30 years, and could create as many as 6,000 new jobs.

The full city council is expected to vote on the plan next week.