Diamond Bar cuts deal with City of Industry, won't sue to stop stadium

The goal line’s in sight for the football stadium project in the City of Industry. KPCC’s Nick Roman says one of Industry’s municipal neighbors won’t sue to stop the 75,000 seat stadium project.

The goal line’s in sight for the football stadium project in the City of Industry. KPCC’s Nick Roman says one of Industry’s municipal neighbors won’t sue to stop the 75,000 seat stadium project.

Nick Roman: In exchange, Industry will pay Diamond Bar – its southern neighbor – $20 million to ease the annoyances that come with a big football stadium, like traffic jams and bright lights. Twenty-million dollars is just about equal to Diamond Bar’s annual budget.

Industry will also pay for a sports field at a Diamond Bar school – and it’ll toss money into a “community facilities fund” for parks and other amenities. The Diamond Bar City Council signed off on the deal – in part because there aren’t many options.

Councilwoman Carole Herrera told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that “there’s no way to stop” the stadium. That’s OK with a number of cities in the San Gabriel Valley eager for the jobs a stadium will bring.

It’s not OK with Walnut – Industry’s northern neighbor. It’ll still take a shot at blocking the stadium project in court. But it could be tougher without Diamond Bar as an ally.

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