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Design finalists presented for proposed LA football stadium

Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass.
Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass.
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Los Angeles still doesn’t have a football team, but it’s closer to getting a new football stadium. On Wednesday, Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns Staples Center, unveiled three competing designs for a stadium that would be built on the current location of the Convention Center’s west hall—right next to Staples Center. The designs look impressive and the stadium, if completed, would seat 78,000 people. But these are just the latest of many plans floated over the past 15 years—none of which have materialized. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges will be getting Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz fully on board and working to find the $1 billion it’ll cost to build. So is LA going to get its football team? And what are the relative merits of the three designs?


Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times