Dodgers remain fans of football & real estate development

The messy divorce between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, has revealed some ambitious real estate plans the team has for the stadium property east of Echo Park. The Los Angeles Times reports (h/t to Curbed LA) that court documents unsealed Thursday indicate the team not only wants to ring the stadium with shops and restaurants but perhaps bring in a football stadium as well:

“The Dodgers remain interested in building an NFL stadium adjacent to Dodger Stadium, and in persuading City Hall to lift zoning restrictions and allow “over a million square feet of mixed-use developments” in the stadium parking area, according to the filing.”

It’s been nearly two years since the Dodgers announced a $500 million plan to add a museum, shops and parking garages. But team officials never made mention of an interest in adding a stadium, a proposal which has in years past triggered enormous neighborhood resistance. In addition to the possible development of the Dodger parking lots, Barlow Hospital, which is located next door to the stadium, is proposing its own 888-unit housing project.

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