FAA approves Inglewood stadium

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When the Rams and Chargers join forces to share a stadium in 2019, there will definitely be a stadium to share.

Via Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, the FAA has approved the $2.6 billion venue to be built in Inglewood, California.

The approval comes with a commitment by Rams owner Stan Kroenke to pay for a $29 million secondary aircraft tracking system that will resolve radar concerns at nearby LAX.

“As a result of the agreement, the FAA is able to issue a determination that the stadium will not pose a hazard to navigable airspace or affect the flow of aircraft into LAX,” the agency said in a statement, via Fenno.

At one point, security concerns were raised regarding the venue, given the possibility that a plane could be hijacked and crashed into the stadium. That was largely viewed as an effort by the opponents of the Inglewood stadium to block its approval by the league in favor of a competing facility that would have been built in Carson.

The Chargers were one of the teams proposing the Carson project and opposing the Inglewood stadium. And, of course, the Chargers will now be playing in the Inglewood stadium.

36 responses to “FAA approves Inglewood stadium

  1. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is in San Jose Airport’s flight path. Planes regularly fly over the stadium DURING games. This is a joke, and LAX got bribed $29 million.

  2. metalman5150 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 4:28 PM
    Does anyone else just hit the MUTE button when the next youtube video pops up with an advertisement?
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    I wouldn’t know. I use a ad blocker and the video frame simply scolds me to turn off the ad blocker before the video can be played. Not giving a crap about whatever crappy video they’re trying to play, I shrug it off and mosey on to the next post.

  3. And yet are there any concerns about military aircraft careening out of control into the stadium crowd during their flyover?
    Why doesn’t the FAA stop that?
    Because ‘Merica, F yeah! that’s why.

  4. “The approval comes with a commitment by Rams owner Stan Kroenke to pay for a $29 million secondary aircraft tracking system that will resolve radar concerns at nearby LAX.”
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    Ah, so the “objections” by the FAA were just a negotiating point to extort millions from a land developer.

  5. One of the stranger “problems” in a while. There was another large sports venue–a large racetrack–there for 50 years that just closed a couple years back. It hosted way more events per year than this stadium ever will. No issues ever with them. Glad some people got paid so this “problem” is long gone.

  6. Great news. the stadium will be a masterpiece, and will inject life into the Los Angeles economy. Kroenke is doing it the liberal California way- paying for it with no public $$$.

    In Minnesota, taxpayers ponied up $500 million for a 1.2 billion stadium. there was no public vote.

  7. reptar310 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 4:15 PM
    Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is in San Jose Airport’s flight path. Planes regularly fly over the stadium DURING games. This is a joke, and LAX got bribed $29 million.
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    No kidding. I was there in October, and I was stunned by the number of planes that literally fly directly above the stadium from the north coming in for a landing. The only thing similar is at Petco in San Diego where the flight path is right above the city and within eye shot of Petco before you drop to about 200 feet right over I-5 coming down onto the runway.

  8. mdintino1420 says:
    Jan 13, 2017 5:30 PM

    Great news. the stadium will be a masterpiece, and will inject life into the Los Angeles economy. Kroenke is doing it the liberal California way- paying for it with no public $$$.

    In Minnesota, taxpayers ponied up $500 million for a 1.2 billion stadium. there was no public vote.
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    Liberal or Conservative, no public welfare for NFL Billionaires to increase their wealth is welcomed news. It’s long past time that Cities having a hard time keeping schools open tell the NFL where to go with their demands. The NFL acts like it’s the early 60’s and they’re expanding. Get real.

  9. City of Carson with its public funding made no sense when a billionaire is willing to pay for EVERYTHING.

    Of course the City of Carson with its pockets bulging with taxpayer monies can now be forced to build projects that will benefit its taxpayers instead of some rich multi-millionaires.

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