Public invited to Farmer's Field meeting Monday night to determine fate of football stadium

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A proposed rendering of the project by AEG.

The L.A. Convention Center will host a meeting Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for people who have questions about the proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

Anschutz Entertainment Group last week released a 10,000-page environmental impact report on the project.

Members of the public have only about a month and a half to weigh in on whether a football stadium should be the central feature of downtown Los Angeles.

A major factor in the looming decision lies in whether or not AEG can deliver on promises to make the nearly $1.5 billion, 72,000 seat facility a clean, green project.

The public comment time was shortened by a new law passed just for AEG and this stadium development.

The L.A. City Council could vote on the stadium plan by the end of summer. AEG executive Tim Leiweke says the company could be ready to start digging up downtown by this time next year.

“We expect by the time the NFL next addresses a team that may ask for a transfer to Los Angeles, we will be completely done with [...] all the obstacles in building Farmers Field," says Leiweke. "We’ll be ready to push dirt, and then its just getting a football team. “

A separate team of developers has already won approvals from the City of Industry and has been trying to score an NFL team for stadium plan just off the 605 freeway.

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