L.A. City Coucil Approves Renovation Plan for NFL Team - abc7.com 5/19/06
Los Angeles is finally back on track to getting itself an NFL team...again.
This is great news for the area. I hope USC gets in on the action by helping assist with the renovation project.
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2006 - As part of the city's bid to lure a National Football League team back to Los Angeles, the City Council today unanimously approved a proposed $800 million renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The plan, which calls for building a new 67,000-seat facility within the walls of the historic Coliseum, home of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, would only go into effect if the NFL approves a team for Los Angeles. Wanting to have the project approved by Monday, when city officials are to make their pitch for a team to NFL owners meeting in Denver, the council barely discussed the matter before also approving architectural and signage designs and an alcohol-sales policy for the Coliseum.
As part of the deal to be presented to NFL owners, the council also agreed to spend at least $25 million to improve the neighborhood surrounding the Coliseum.
I hope they are good to the Coliseum. I would hate to see them defile a landmark that has such rich history. I think this renovation project will help Los Angeles's chances of getting another Summer Olympics.
Re: L.A. City Coucil Approves Renovation Plan for NFL Team - abc7.com 5/19/06
I wouldn't hold my breath on this happening just yet. Hasn't the NFL said they won't approve a new team unless it gets an ENTIRELY new stadium???