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Kroenke's stadium designed for two teams

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Blue Bolt

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    Kroenke designs 2-team L.A. stadium
    Updated: March 22, 2015, 4:10 PM ET
    ESPN.com news services


    LOS ANGELES -- An NFL team owner has designed a Los Angeles-area stadium for two clubs -- with two home locker rooms, identical sets of office space and two owners' suites.

    St. Louis Rams' owner Stan Kroenke doesn't need to partner with a second team to finance the $1.86-billion venue in Inglewood, but the league considers Los Angeles a two-team market and wants a stadium that could accommodate both, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    His plan competes with one by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, who want to share a stadium in Carson.

    Kroenke hasn't said he plans to move the Rams, but analysts doubt he would invest in a stadium and not use it for his team.

    The Times reported details of the stadium's design as league owners prepared to gather Monday in Phoenix and shortly after the Chargers and Raiders offered their rival plan. Any franchise would need the support of three-quarters of the league's 32 owners to move to the nation's second-largest market, which hasn't had an NFL franchise since 1994.

    St. Louis businessmen Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz, who are heading up Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's task force to get a new stadium built in the city are not expected to present their plan to owners this week in Phoenix despite speculation that they would.

    Renderings for the privately funded venue show a light metallic, wave-shaped structure featuring a roof that encompasses the stadium and a surrounding plaza. The roof has metal borders, but the area over the playing field is made of a transparent material called ETFE, which is as clear as a car windshield and strong enough to support the weight of a vehicle.

    While the roof of the stadium would be 275 feet above the playing field, the building would be set into the ground, giving it an above-ground profile of 175 feet, lower than most enclosed stadiums. The proposed venue conforms to the height restrictions imposed on buildings within close proximity to Los Angeles International Airport.

    The Times said the roof gives Kroenke the ability to create a billboard visible to more than 35 million travelers who fly in and out of Los Angeles each year.

    Loading docks, mechanical yards and other infrastructure would be below ground and accessible via tunnels located near the stadium. Counting the underground and surface parking, 9,000 spaces would be dedicated to the stadium alone, with others in the nearby office and retail buildings.

    HKS, Kroenke's architectural firm and the designer of stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts, estimates the project would take fewer than three years to build.
     
  2. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Hence "plan C," or "order 66" for the Spanos family.

    A. Fleece San Diego for a new stadium

    B. Fleece Carson for a new stadium

    C. Tuck tail between legs rent from Kroenke in LA, triple team value
     
  3. Blue Bolt

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    If you built a shiny new stadium, you wouldn't want it filled with a bunch of Raiders fans, now would you? ;)
     
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  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Just found an artists rendering of the proposed new stadium in Carson that is supposed to compete with Kroenke's stadium in Inglewood:

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  5. ETicket

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    Well, not alive... ;)
     
  6. ChargerMike

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    Kroenke with a potential Spanos "c*ck block".....FTW.
     
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  8. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    And yet, another article that is out locally...

    Local reservation to serve as location for new San Diego football stadium
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    Kume-YAY!
    By Walter Mencken, April 4, 2015

    Statement from Viejas spokesman Sam Runningback:

    "Thanks to certain provisions within the U.S. tax code with regard to Indian gaming, we believe we can operate the San Diego Chargers on Mr. Spanos's behalf and avoid paying any taxes on revenue generated by the team, simply by designating it as part of our casino. Legally, games played at the stadium will be no different from games played at blackjack tables or slot machines. Really, it's just synergy: so much of the American interest in football revolves around betting already. This just formalizes that relationship. And the prospect of all that tax-free cash should make it easy for Mr. Spanos to find interested private investors. San Diego keeps the Chargers, Mr. Spanos gets even richer, and the Kumeyaay get the satisfaction of giving back to the community. We have just one condition: that the team be renamed the San Diego Indigenous. Take that, Redskins."
     

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