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AEG to build 72,000-seat stadium in L.A.?

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07:53 AM ET 11.17 | Dominoes will have to fall, but loads of money has a way of pushing them over. The biggest momentum boost: a recently-unveiled plan by Anschutz Entertainment Group to erect a privately-financed, $725 million stadium in downtown L.A. next to Staples Center, the wildly successful arena it built and opened a decade ago. ... [AEG] recently sent architects a "request for proposal" to design the venue, which would be built on a parcel that includes a large section of the city's existing convention center. AEG's plan, which calls for opening the stadium by the summer of 2015, would raze the west end of the convention center and replace it with a 72,00-seat stadium featuring a retractable dome and 218 luxury suites.

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November 17, 2010  08:02 AM ET

"... AEG's plan, which calls for opening the stadium by the summer of 2015, would raze the west end of the convention center and replace it with a 72,00-seat stadium featuring a retractable dome and 218 luxury suites."

... Then the Chargers can market their team outside of their existing base.

Just like the Bills...

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November 17, 2010  08:03 AM ET

dominoes will have to fall and pigs will have to fly

November 17, 2010  08:03 AM ET

Good. No need for taxpayers to be assisting billionaires

November 17, 2010  08:07 AM ET

Retractable dome...

In L.A...

Why?

November 17, 2010  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Retractable dome... In L.A... Why?

To lure a team...

November 17, 2010  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

To lure a team...

The Redskins?

November 17, 2010  08:12 AM ET

"...and replace it with a 72,00-seat stadium featuring a retractable dome and 218 luxury suites."

A 7200-seat-stadium? Wow, I didn't know you could find 7200 football fans in LA. They've never been able to do that before.

November 17, 2010  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Retractable dome... In L.A... Why?

The retractable part doesn't seem to make sense for L.A.

November 17, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Retractable dome... In L.A... Why?

So St. Louis can "retract" the team back to the midwest when this experiment in bringing pro football to LA fails.

November 17, 2010  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Retractable dome... In L.A... Why?

Smog....gasp...gasp.

November 17, 2010  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Redskins?

BOOO!!!


You can thank the Redskins for letting you see your home team in your home market.

Unless, of course, your stuck with a crappy home team.

November 17, 2010  08:38 AM ET

If Chilly is still coaching the Vikings, he'll bring his own "dome." Maybe not retractable. More like "receeding."

November 17, 2010  08:41 AM ET

How about the fact that LA has already had teams and they didn't stay.....

November 17, 2010  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So St. Louis can "retract" the team back to the midwest when this experiment in bringing pro football to LA fails.

If the Rams leave St. Louis, I doubt they'll be welcomed back with open arms but stranger things have happened

November 17, 2010  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Good. No need for taxpayers to be assisting billionaires

True that!

November 17, 2010  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Redskins?

Even LA is not that desperate

November 17, 2010  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How about the fact that LA has already had teams and they didn't stay.....

Because the surf was up dude.

November 17, 2010  09:08 AM ET

Nah, it's a ruse to build a stadium for soccer. Nobody in LA will speak English by the time they get this built. They say "football" but they mean "foosball."

 
November 17, 2010  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How about the fact that LA has already had teams and they didn't stay.....

They actually supported the Rams pretty well until they moved to Anaheim.

One team works in L.A.

Two does not.

You would hope the NFofL learned their lesson.

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