Farmers Field waiting on NFL team
Farmers Field is ready for construction. The only thing left now is the small detail of bringing an NFL team to Los Angeles.
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved plans to build Farmers Field, a proposed $1.5 billion downtown football stadium connected to an expanded Los Angeles Convention Center. On Thursday, the 30-day window for legal challenges to the project passed with no disputes.
AEG and the Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition also announced Thursday that recent litigation challenging the project had been settled, clearing the path for Farmers Field to proceed without any further legal obstacles.............
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams in July stating that any franchise interested in relocating for the 2013 season must apply between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15 of that year, and prove it has exhausted all attempts to remain in its current location.
Farmers Field is now in a position to break ground as soon as a team commits to playing in Los Angeles, similar to a competing stadium proposed by real estate magnate Ed Roski in the City of Industry, which has been ready to push dirt since 2009.