Plans for Expansion to L.A. Convention Center Approved by City Commission

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Los Angeles, CA – The final design for a new exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center was approved by the city’s Cultural Affairs Commission last week, moving the complex project forward a few steps. The commission also approved architectural submissions for a new football stadium which will be named Farmers Field, and adjacent garages.

The final hurdle to the launch of the project is securing a long-term lease with a National Football League team to move into the $1.1 billion stadium, according to Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which was hired this year by the city to manage the convention center. However, there are no known plans to locate an expansion team or an existing NFL franchise to Los Angeles.

The 20,000 square foot addition to the south side of the convention center will replace West Hall, which will be razed to accommodate Farmers Field. The enclosed football stadium will be available for overflow exhibit space and other uses connected to trade shows and events taking place at the convention center.

Reach Brad Gessner, AEG vice president, convention centers, at (213) 763-7700 or bgessner@aegworldwide.com