Los Angeles Wants An NFL Football Stadium, A FIFA World Cup Hosting Gig, And A Pony For Christmas
Invest in earplugs, LA wants the World Cup. (Photo by Axel Bührmannvia Flickr)
Majestic Realty and AEG are currently battling for gridiron supremacy, both builders hoping for the honor of attracting the NFL to Los Angeles.
However, after all the Monday Night this and Sunday Afternoon that, Soccer may be the final piece of the 'Los Angeles Gets A Football Stadium' puzzle, as each empire is vying not only a for hometown team, but for the chance to play host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
Explained the AP, "Majestic has the necessary approvals to build its 75,000-seat stadium about 15 miles east of Los Angeles but has said it will not begin construction until it secures a team."
Not wanting to be the only one at the dance without a date, AEG started dropping hints about possible designs on romancing an NFL team to their make-believe stadium. Those comments coming during a lunch summit on Tuesday where four rich old white dudes planned the possible fate of DtLA over the next ten years (Grand Avenue Art Museum, possible NFL complex, Subway to the Sea).
"AEG officials have not released a formal proposal but have mentioned the possibility of an NFL stadium in public remarks," noted the AP.
In December, FIFA will vote on the U.S. hosting bid (18 countries are being considered) and both AEG and Majestic are designing their imaginary stadiums with World Cup games and FIFA guidelines in mind.