AEG’s plan to build a downtown football stadium next to Staples Center apparently met with some skepticism at a weekend meeting of NFL owners. CBS Sports.com said some within the league raised concerns about the fate of AEG – the company is up for sale – and about downtown parking. Meanwhile, others remain enamored with the prospect of building a football stadium on the Dodger ballpark property in Chavez Ravine. Said CBS Sports’ Jason La Confera:
Areas around Dodger Stadium, where parking and space is abundant, are highly desirable to the league, sources said, and discussions in that regard are ongoing. This site has not received the national attention of others, but is very logical, particularly if the Dodgers were to move downtown. I asked commissioner Roger Goodell about the area around Dodger Stadium during his post-meeting press conference, and he called it “a terrific site” and seemed enthused about the possibility. One highly-connected source maintained that Dodger Stadium has been and still is “the preferred choice” of all the current options.
Any new Los Angeles area stadium must be able to accommodate two teams, a source told CBS Sports.