While no progress has been made in more than three months regarding the effort to persuade an NFL team to move to Farmers Field, the effort by AEG to build the venue is proceeding.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Environmental Impact Report will be released on Thursday, April 5. The report, which cost $27 million to prepare, will be subject to public comment for 45 days. Then, if/when city officials approve the EIR and the city ultimately approves the project, the window for making legal challenges will open, with 30 days to file suit and 175 total days for any claims to be fully resolved.
Meanwhile, design work continues on the stadium, which won’t be built if a team can’t be lured to L.A., but nevertheless is moving closer to being as shovel-ready as Ed Roski’s project in the City of Industry.
In the end, the question will be whether a team can be lured to either potential venue. After, of course, the leverage of a looming relocation is used to secure the best possible deals for teams like the Vikings and Rams to get new or upgraded facilities in their current markets.
The topic of a stadium in L.A. received further discussion during Friday’s PFT Live.