Garcetti says downtown L.A. stadium plan not dead; AEG not taking it up again

By Vincent Bonsignore
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a radio interview Thursday that a proposal to build an NFL Stadium downtown is not dead.
The apparent demise of the development was “overreported,” Garcetti told KNX Radio during a regular “Ask the Mayor” segment.
He said environmental work is complete and a downtown plan is ready, should someone want to take the city up on it.
A source close to AEG said Garcetti’s comment is no indication that the Farmer’s Field project is being revived in any way.
The company last week, pulled the plug on its involvement with the project and did not seek an extension on rights they’d secured. AEG spent more than $55 million on the project, which was fully entitled, and landed a lucrative naming rights deal with Farmers Insurance. It had all the elements in place, except a team that was committed to it.
As for possible plans to build a stadium in Inglewood or Carson, the mayor said he would embrace that as well.
“We’re all one city,” Garcetti said.
– The Associated Press contributed to this post