Downtown L.A. will soon have three venues capable of hosting the biggest names in music and entertainment.
Farmers Field is coming to Los Angeles in just a few years. But this week, our political leaders in Sacramento will vote on a bill that would make the stadium the most environmentally friendly in the United States and ensure thousands of jobs can start coming to our city next year.
This makes Farmers Field even better for the L.A. community – which is why I’m asking you to contact the swing votes in the California Assembly and Senate to urge them to support the bill.
Ask the swing votes in the California Assembly and Senate to support the Farmers Field bill:
The proposed legislation would make Farmers Field one of the only carbon neutral stadiums in the United States. It would also set up the stadium to have the lowest “cars to football game ticket holders” ratio in the NFL.
And the legislation also protects Farmers Field’s thousands of jobs from being delayed by frivolous lawsuits aimed at derailing the project.
Whether you’re eagerly anticipating Los Angeles’ new NFL team, or cheering for your favorite musical act at a brand-new downtown outdoor venue, this bill will help keep Farmers Field on track to break ground next year.
Tell the swing votes in the California Assembly and senate that you support the Farmers Field bill:
Thank you, Tim Leiweke President & CEO AEG
LOS ANGELES — In perhaps the biggest step Los Angeles has taken in 16 years of trying to bring the NFL back, the city council unanimously passed the financial framework of an agreement between Anschutz Entertainment Group and the city to build City of Champions, a $1.2 billion Chargers football stadium and events center in downtown Los Angeles.
An actual deal with the city is still about 10 months from becoming a reality, with the completion of an environmental impact report not expected until the spring. AEG is hoping to begin construction on the project in June 2012, with Farmers Field opening in September 2016.
The team most commonly linked to moving to Los Angeles is the San Diego Chargers, which began as the Los Angeles Chargers at the Coliseum in 1960. They have tried unsuccessfully for nearly a decade to get a new venue to replace 45-year-old Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers can announce their intentions to leave San Diego between Feb. 1 and May 1 of each year through 2020 if they pay off bonds tied to the expansion of Qualcomm Stadium in 1997, which would be about $24 million. You can now get Chargers tickets for all Los Angeles games.
The Chargers are one of five teams, along with the St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings, with whom Leiweke has had conversations about relocating to Los Angeles.
Which Team would you want to see in Los Angeles? Learn more about the Los Angeles football stadium coming to Inglewood.