As the competing L.A. stadium projects continue to try to become the one that survives, the downtown proposal backed by AEG has secured a key boost from two major environmental groups.
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced on Tuesday that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the California League of Conservation Voters support the legislation that would relocate a portion of the L.A. Convention Center and construct Farmers Field, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue that would host at least one NFL team.
“It was very important to me that this project and our legislation gain the support of such well-respected environmental champions,” Speaker Pérez said. “We have managed to produce a plan to bring economic prosperity and jobs to Los Angeles while maintaining our environmental standards by building one of the most environmentally conscious stadiums in the country.”
Environmental consciousness will be critical because, unlike Ed Roski’s proposal that would be constructed in the City of Industry, the Farmers Field project won’t get an exemption from certain types of environmental lawsuits.