Building a new sports stadium can be a tricky business.
Three cities in California have proposals of one kind or another to construct new facilities for major league teams. Officials in Oakland are promoting a plan for a huge, 800-acre development that would house the city's baseball, football and basketball franchises.
In San Diego, the NFL Chargers are pressing for a new home downtown, and here in Los Angeles, a plan for a downtown stadium, promised just last year by city officials now seems dead.
Oakland, San Diego, L.A., each plan is different, but they all promise that a new stadium will bring major, and much needed economic development.