Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Key environmental groups support Farmers Field legislation

Press Conference Held To Annouce Name Of NFL Stadium In LA

UNDATED: In this rendering released by AEG, the proposed football stadium to house a NFL team in Los Angeles, California is seen. It was announced February 1, 2011 that AEG has sold the naming rights for the proposed stadium to Farmers Insurance Group for $650,000, calling the stadium “Farmers Field.” (Illustration by AEG via Getty Images)

Getty Images

As the competing L.A. stadium projects continue to try to become the one that survives, the downtown proposal backed by AEG has secured a key boost from two major environmental groups.

California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced on Tuesday that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the California League of Conservation Voters support the legislation that would relocate a portion of the L.A. Convention Center and construct Farmers Field, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue that would host at least one NFL team.

“It was very important to me that this project and our legislation gain the support of such well-respected environmental champions,” Speaker Pérez said. “We have managed to produce a plan to bring economic prosperity and jobs to Los Angeles while maintaining our environmental standards by building one of the most environmentally conscious stadiums in the country.”

Environmental consciousness will be critical because, unlike Ed Roski’s proposal that would be constructed in the City of Industry, the Farmers Field project won’t get an exemption from certain types of environmental lawsuits.