Kroenke's Stadium Saga Continues
Continuing the effort to get the NFL Stadium proposed for Inglewood moving faster, the developers now say the project will sink 100 feet below ground to avoid lengthy review from the FAA, the Los Angeles Times reports. We told you just two weeks ago the project had quickly received more than 20,000 signatures in support, more than double what's necessary. And all this is just one month after Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, announced his partnership with Stockbridge Capital Group, which owns the 238-acre Hollywood Park site. The proposal includes an 80,000-seat stadium and performance venue. Stan bought the 60-acre parcel last year, which led many to speculate the NFL was coming back to LA.
All the fast-track efforts have put the proposal in a position where Inglewood residents could vote on necessary zoning changes as early as June. But there remain several hurdles for Stan to get his Rams out West. First and foremost, he has to get them out of St. Louis, which has unveiled a $900M proposal spearheaded by a team created by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. The project (above) would run 60 acres along the Mississippi River. The venue would also be capable of housing an MLS soccer franchise.