Litigation hurdles cleared for Farmers Field

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Last month, the L.A. City Council approved the proposed NFL stadium that has a name but no team.  Now, any potential litigation aimed at derailing the project has been resolved.

AEG and the Play Fair Coalition have announced that recent litigation challenging the project has been settled.

“This began as a legal negotiation but soon evolved into a cooperative dialogue about how we could work together to achieve the common goal of serving the needs of all segments of the community on important issues such as affordable housing,” AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke said in a release.  “We are excited about the opportunity for our foundations, our corporate partners and the rest of the philanthropic community to play an active role in leveraging the goodwill of AEG and Farmers Field to help deliver even greater benefits to those most in need.  With this important milestone, for the first time in almost two decades the City of Los Angeles is finally poised to see the return of the NFL.  With this settlement in place, the project can move forward to spur job creation and offer an even more robust package of measures benefiting the community.”

The project can move forward only if a team, or two, will move there.  That’s the far bigger hurdle than any litigation that was or could have been filed during the limited window for filing suit against the proposed stadium.

26 responses to “Litigation hurdles cleared for Farmers Field

  1. “O.K. folks, the hurdles have been set up out here on Farmer’s Field, and we’re about ready to go with the twice daily Running Of The Lawyers. It’s a cool day, the track is dry, and all the shysters look to be in top form…..”.

  2. They are calling the place Farmers Field? I’m already picturing rows of corn growing on each sideline. If you build it, they will come.

  3. “Affordable housing.” In other words, the parasites got hold of these people and used the threat of bogus legal action to extort money out of them.

  4. LA is awful.

    Why reward them?

    Give them 24hrs of Jersey Shore instead of the NFL and we’d have a similar result.

  5. I just dont understand what city would approve a stadium being built with ZERO guarantee that a team will occupy it.

  6. L.A. Chargers. I’m sure they’ll keep Norv until the end of the season, so keep costs as low as possible, and ensure plenty of empty seats at the Q. Then they’ll make a big splash with Cowher, Gruden, or someone else, can A.J. Smith, and move to L.A.

    Hey San Diego Chargers fans, buy your Amtrak season passes now!

  7. patsfiend says: L.A. Chargers. I’m sure they’ll keep Norv until the end of the season, so keep costs as low as possible, and ensure plenty of empty seats at the Q. Then they’ll make a big splash with Cowher, Gruden, or someone else, can A.J. Smith, and move to L.A.

    I really wish this didn’t sound quite so plausible. Saw the whole “Bad Team => No Fans => Justification for Relocation” scheme play out with the Rams the first time around.

    I suspect that if the Chargers do wind up in L.A., the Spanos family will discover in short order that they have overestimated a) the number of Charger fans in this area, and b) the number of San Diego fans that will continue to support the team.

    I don’t think I could embrace the Chargers as my Home Team; I like San Diego too much. Never been to St. Louis, though.

  8. Hello Los Angeles Rams. If the St. Louis CVC does not get a favorable arbitration ruling next month I’d expect a buyout and the Rams back in LA next year. Playing in Farmer Field in the nation’s second largest media market is too good an opportunity to pass up.

  9. Why is it I invision AEG building a stadium, with no team, and then turn around and sue the NFL for not moving a team there. They want ownership of said team as well right? This could get real ugly folks.

  10. @thermalito…The only team that does not have a stadium lease for next year is the chargers.Rams and the CVC will announce their deal in January.Sorry to burst your bubble.

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