Inglewood’s $2 billion project

Los Angeles has been without an NFL team for two decades — but it doesn’t look like the dry spell will last much longer. According to The Associated Press, the Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion measure for a stadium which could facilitate bringing the league back to LA.

The Anaheim Stadium in 1980, where the Los Angeles Rams played until 1994 before moving to St. Louis. Courtesy: Orange County Archives, Flickr (CC)

The Anaheim Stadium in 1980, where the Los Angeles Rams played until 1994 before moving to St. Louis.
Courtesy: Orange County Archives, Flickr (CC)

The plan is backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who is part of the Hollywood Park Land Co. — the development group promoting the project.

The project would be added on to an already-existing redevelopment plan for the site of the former Hollywood Park horse track. According to the article, the stadium would seat 80,000 people.

Supporters say the stadium will bring more than 10,000 jobs to the city, and tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.

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