If you aren’t aware, the city of Los Angeles has been interested in bringing NFL football back to the area. A couple stadiums have been proposed, with Farmers Field in the downtown Los Angeles area getting the most attention as a possible new home for a franchise, either through expansion or, more likely, relocation.
Here is a video of how the new arena and renovated L.A. Convention Center may look once the project is completed:
Nicely done projection by the people over at Farmers Field. The proposed stadium would seat 68,000 fans and would be expandable up to 78,000 for larger events and the $1 billion cost of development would be privately funded. Per the website, a target date of completion is set for 2016.
Here is Farmers Field’s description of how the new stadium would benefit Los Angeles:
When completed, Farmers Field and the expanded convention center will immediately position downtown L.A. as one of the nation’s premier destinations for sports, entertainment, and conventions.
Farmers Field allows Los Angeles to finally compete for many of the top 50 conventions the current Los Angeles Convention Center is too small to host. The dramatically improved event space will attract an estimated 80 annual event days and increase economic activity in the downtown core.
The Los Angeles Convention Center currently ranks 15th in the United States by size, However, with the addition of Farmers Field and the New Pico Hall, the LACC would be in the top 5 in the U.S.
As a lifelong resident of L.A. I for one and fully on board with the project. Traffic may be more of a pain than it already is but that would be a small price to pay to bring NFL football back to one of the nation’s largest markets.
You can visit the Farmers Field website for more information, sign up for email updates on the project, view pictures of the potential stadium and more.