Quote of the Day

"This is a monumental task but there is nothing about this project that scares me."
-- Icon Venue Group President & CEO Tim Romani, AEG’s proposed downtown L.A. event center's project manager, on the number of obstacles in front of the project (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 12/16).
Thursday December 16, 2010 Vol. 17 — No. 67 Print This Issue

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  • AEG Reveals L.A. NFL Stadium Designs From Three Finalists

    AEG Hoping To Begin Construction On New Venue By '12, In Time To Finish For '15 Season

    AEG yesterday "revealed architectural renderings" from three design firms of the company's proposed events center in downtown L.A., according to Arash Markazi of ESPN L.A. AEG will "choose a design and work on the entitlement process with the City of Los Angeles within 30 days." Tim Romani, President & CEO of Icon Venue Group, the event center's project manager, said yesterday that the development "would be built within" AEG's $1B and on the proposed site near Staples Center. The plan is to "first tear down the West Hall, build a $350 million replacement and then begin construction" on a 72,000-seat retractable roof stadium. If all "goes as planned, construction on the new stadium would begin by 2012 with the stadium ready to be op ...

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