Who the Dodgers owners are talking to is not clear but an L.A. Times story provides turns up the most recent evidence that the team’s new owners are actively looking at developing the acres of land and parking lots that surround the stadium.
The new piece of information surfaced in a court filing by the Dodgers in the ongoing legal wrangling between former Dodger owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie. Said the Times:
The Dodgers are engaged in “highly sensitive discussions and negotiations with major sports entities regarding the potential use of the land surrounding Dodger Stadium,” co-owner Todd Boehly said in the filing.
Bohely wants to keep secret the details of the financial relationship between Guggenheim Baseball Management, which owns the team, and McCourt, who owns a half interest in the land surrounding the 50-year-old stadium, for fear it would threaten discussions with other teams interested in sharing the hilltop property with the Dodgers.
“Guggenheim and the NFL have met to discuss a stadium, according to people familiar with the talks but not authorized to comment on them,” said the Times.
Residents of Echo Park, Solano Canyon and other neighborhoods that surround the neighborhood have over the years voiced opposition to the building of a football stadium on the property.
* Update: Judge rules the Dodgers have to provide details of financial relationship with McCourt, says AP.
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