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LA council passes AEG's stadium plan

Updated: August 10, 2011, 3:34 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- In perhaps the biggest step Los Angeles has taken in 16 years of trying to bring the NFL back, the city council unanimously passed the financial framework of an agreement between Anschutz Entertainment Group and the city to build Farmers Field, a $1.2 billion football stadium and events center in downtown Los Angeles.

The 68,000-seat roofed stadium would be attached to a new $275 million wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center next to the Staples Center, which is also owned ...

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