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Leiweke – LA Stadium Can Be Completed By 2016

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG Live president Tim Leiweke says that a brand new, $1 billion football stadium could be ready by February, 2016 in time to host the 50th Super Bowl.

Leiweke told the Los Angeles times that the retractable-roof stadium under consideration would be built in downtown Los Angeles as a part of an expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center, near the Anschutz-owned Staples Center.

According to the Times, Leiweke held a private meeting with NFL League officials, including commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday in New York, but Leiweke declined to comment on what was discussed.

"How can the second-largest marketplace in the United States not be in the NFL and how could the NFL not be here?" Leiweke saying during a 'town hall' meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday (via Ron Kaye). We are growing a generation without an NFL team, and they are allowing that generation grow up without a favorite team. People say to me, do you really think it's that important? I happen to believe that it is.

Los Angeles currently has no NFL franchise and has not hosted a Super Bowl since 1993. A decision on where Super Bowl L will be hosted will be made in 2012. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers