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Officials to take serious look at NFL stadium

The Los Angeles City Council will take a serious look at a meeting Wednesday about a proposal to build a new NFL stadium in downtown.
January 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles City Council will take a serious look Wednesday about a proposal to build a new NFL stadium in downtown.Since the Raiders left Los Angeles in 1994, the city has not had an NFL team to boast of. The City Council is set to delve into what it would take to bring the league back to Los Angeles - specifically downtown Los Angeles.

Development company AEG has proposed building a stadium near the L.A. Convention Center for a prospective NFL team. AEG also runs Staple Center and the L.A. Live venue.

AEG presented three stadium designs, which would be required to be built on existing Convention Center locations. In other words, they would have to tear down a portion of the convention center to make room.

The City Council is expected to put together a working group to sit down and talk to AEG about what would be involved.

Another big question is - who would play at the stadium? The San Diego Chargers have been mentioned in the past, but currently the city of San Diego is negotiating with the Chargers to build them a new stadium in downtown San Diego.

Other possible teams include the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Minnesota Vikings.

Also, questions still linger about who would foot the $1 billion bill for the stadium.


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