As the years without an NFL team in Los Angeles streak is nearly old enough to drive, the vision of a megastadium in the City of Angels finds fresh support from a guy who knows a thing or two about building state-of-the-art football arenas.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes the idea being developed by Tim Leiweke and Casey Wasserman.
“They are so credible and so substantive,” Jones said. “Leiweke has the utmost
respect in the National Football League, and I have the most respect for
everybody involved. With all of that in mind, and with a
real passion to have a team in Los Angeles, I like the way this thing is
starting to sound.”
The idea of a downtown stadium emerged fairly recently, after many months of efforts by Ed Roski to get something built in the City of Industry. As we recently reported, Los Angeles made an appearance on the list of stadium situations discussed at today’s ownership meeting, along with Atlanta, Minnesota, Oakland, and San Francisco.