LA NFL stadium developer releases impact plan

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(AP) – A group seeking to build a $1.4 billion NFL stadium in Los Angeles says it will spend tens of millions to upgrade freeways, streets and train stations to soften the blow of throngs of fans crowding downtown.

Anschutz Entertainment Group Tim Leiweke presented the developer’s 10,000-page Environmental Impact Report at City Hall on Thursday.

Leiweke says the study, put together over nearly two years at a cost of $27 million, is a milestone that puts AEG on offense instead of defense in getting the NFL back to Los Angeles.

The report itself says the stadium, Farmers Field, will have “unavoidable significant impacts,” including nearly 20,000 cars downtown on weekends, but AEG will work to mitigate the effects through measures including the addition of a lane to the Hollywood Freeway.

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