Gov. Brown 'noncommittal' About AEG's DTLA Stadium Plans
There was a power pow-wow yesterday involving Governor Jerry Brown, other legislators, and the people behind the proposed Downtown L.A. football stadium, reports the Times, with a goal of proving "the project is politically and financially viable." Already in question is the destruction of a portion of the current LA Convention Center to accommodate the stadium, and the legitimacy of the claims made by AEG and supporters that the venue will boost the local economy.
Brown got an earful about the latter from labor reps, however California's leader was "noncommittal" about their assertions the stadium would create a bounty of jobs.
Following the announcement that Farmers Insurance entered into a 30-year naming rights partnership with the developers, AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke assured Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others that the entire project would be "paid for by the private sector." Of course, there's also that pesky thing about Los Angeles getting a NFL team to play at Farmers Field.