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ZERO taxpayer dollars
Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 8:08AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Already built and in use today are parking for 32,000 cars, a rail line to LAX, and two dozen freeway offramps.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nfl/story/_/id/7240406/aeg-reveals-open-air-design-los-angeles-farmers-field
Clips
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 9:00AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I want to see Kobe & Blake one-on-one.
Sports Fan
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 4:34PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Grammys, Oscars, Lakers, Clips, Dodgers, Bruins, Trojans, ... sure L.A. should get the Olys...
crazy person
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 5:53PM - in reply to Sports Fan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The persistence of the LA guy never fails to impress me. But what professional football team is gonna slap a track around their stadium? Nobody does that.
luv2run
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 8:19PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Bless them if they can do it without taxpayer money. More organizations and cities need to do this.
No Tax Money
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 8:21PM - in reply to luv2run Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Frisco taxpayers didn't build the SF Giants place.
Only in L.A.
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 9:08PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Leave it to Home Depot to design a state of the art facility to seat 100,000 fans at a sliding roor stadium. The stadium can be switched in 24 hours from football, track & field, soccer, motocross/super trucks, and even host a Mormon Underwear fashion show.
coach d
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 9:14PM - in reply to Sports Fan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post


Construction would then begin on the 68,000-seat football stadium that would be expandable to 78,000 seats for big events like the Super Bowl and Final Four and also be in position to bid on international events like the World Cup and Olympics.



:)
us navy man
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 10:02PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
nice venue to host a glee tv fan party
asdefjh
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 10:15PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Note that the 2020 Olympics has already been narrowed down to 5 finalists, so 2024 is the next possible Olympics to bid for.
USA USA USA
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 10:32PM - in reply to asdefjh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hollywood TV has veto power over the IOC decision and can force the IOC to have the Olys in L.A. to fit the business model.
Outdoor FTW
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/14/2012 11:53PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How about a USA Winter Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Farmers Field ? More that half of the USATF membership resides in the sun belt. I think athletes in Texas, Florida, Arizona, and California would rather compete outdoors in the winter months.
$350 million taxpayer money
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 12:51AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You are all a bunch saps. The stadium is to be located on prime real estate in downtown LA and part of the Convention Center will have to be demolished then rebuilt adjacent the proposed stadium. That will cost an estimated $350 million paid by taxpayers. The stadium investors give vague promises to repay a fraction of the cost. And taxpayers are carrying the tab for all the necessary surrounding infrastructure. Also, government gets left holding the bag with LA colisseum which it owns. Events will assuredly migrate over to a new stadium and revenues from use fees will decline. It would probably be nothing more than an exclusive home stadium for USC. Meanwhile the private investors will reap all the profits of a new stadium because its is "100% privately owned".

Do you guys think? Do you just read an article and take it to be truth and nothing but the whole truth? If nothing else use some common sense and recognize that in that location of LA there is probably a building of value that you have to get out of the way before you build the stadium.
John Muir Middle School
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 1:53AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
With the economy the way it has been, citizens don't want to pay welfare to billionaires.

$B of freeway, water, sewer, gas, satellite, internet, telecomm, parking, fire station, and police station infrastucture has already been build, paid, and staffed by AEG when it built Staples Center. Lakers, Clippers, Oscars, and last Sunday's Emmys have been at Staples for years. AEG will own Farmers Field and rent it out for football, track, soccer, boxing, etc. The train lines have already been in use for years paid for by federal grants.

The L.A. Convention Center was built in the 1960s, is 40 years old, and long overdue improvements. Upgrades are too costly so it needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The L.A. Convention Center is not used for sports.

Soon the Space Shuttle is coming to Exposition Park for permanent display. As part of the initial land grant, by law, Exposition Park is owned by the citizens of Los Angeles thus private luxury boxes are NOT allowed. USC, etc. may not own any of the venues on Exposition Park. USC has a new 10,000 seat Galen Center indoor venue.

USC football and UCLA football are expected to play at Farmers. Maybe the Oakland Raiders, and perhaps a 2nd NFL teams will make their home stadium at Farmers. FIFA Mens, FIFA Womens, and IAAF are in talks. NFL commissioner & owners want to rotate every other or every third Super Bowl to Farmers.
thanks to Home Depot customers
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 2:09AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Bottom line is the profits from your purchases at Home Depot are being used directly to build L.A. Farmers Field.
you don't get it
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 2:52AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No taxpayer dollars...except for subsidizing all the tax breaks thrown at the various corporations involved.
West East
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 7:31AM - in reply to Sports Fan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
taxpayers won't allow money from the general fund to be used for pro sports
dumbby
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 8:49AM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
why not just make it a 80k seat stadium ??????????????????
BLZBB
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 9:13AM - in reply to you don't get it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
nope.... you are not getting it
billions in direct tax dollars required and billions more in lost revenue and rebuilding required


you don't get it wrote:

No taxpayer dollars...except for subsidizing all the tax breaks thrown at the various corporations involved.
only 1 Los Angeles
RE: Privately financed $1.1B 78,000 seat Farmers Field can bring Summer Olympic Games, IAAF WC, FIFA WC, plus NFL by 2016 2/15/2012 4:05PM - in reply to ZERO taxpayer dollars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Only the City of Los Angeles won't pay pro teams. The City of Santa Clara is building a 1 billion dollar stadium for the 49ers. The City of Houston spent $2B for an NFL team. Los Angeles gets teams because it's Los Angeles. There's only one place in the world that is Los Angeles.
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