Yesterday state officials "sidelined an effort to use tax money" to build an $800 million stadium on a 600-acre site in the City of Industry, while hopeful developer Edward P. Roski Jr. had simultaneously gone ahead and released a web site showing the stadium--that he'd like to build--in all its beer garden glory. Roski would like for 75,000 seats, "surrounded by an office, shopping and entertainment complex that would include restaurants, a movie theater and a Broadway-style theater," according to Bloomberg. Via the Times: "That the bill is being supported at the same time the NFL stadium is being proposed is "coincidental in timing and unrelated in purpose," said John Semcken, a vice president of Roski's Majestic Realty." UPDATED.
· Roski Plans to Build $800 Million NFL Stadium in Los Angeles [Bloomberg]
· California subsidy for NFL stadium is blocked [LA Times]