Farmers Field and its 41 billboards fell out of favor ages ago, as the NFL whispered behind the scenes that it would prefer other locations and that it was unhappy with AEG’s financial proposal. (Meanwhile, many residents were not psyched about having a little-used stadium smack in Downtown or about the sweet tax rebates the city offered AEG.) Then, in the past two months, two Southern California stadium plans have popped up with teams already attached—in Inglewood, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is well on his way to construction on a stadium and entertainment venue at the site of the Hollywood Park racetrack redevelopment, and in Carson, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have proposed a joint stadium.
Fikre says that “I think it’s fair to say we have turned our attention to proceeding with an alternative development.” For now they’re not saying what that alternative development might be, assuming they even know (and probably not).
· AEG abandoning plans for NFL stadium downtown [LAT]
· Downtown NFL Stadium Developer Getting Hilariously Desperate [Curbed LA]
· Farmers Almanac [Curbed LA]