Los Angeles has been trying to attract a football team to their city for some time now, and the anticipated Farmers Field carbon neutral stadium may just be the icing on the cake. Designed by AEG, the new stadium is focusing specifically on five specific sustainable initiatives to make it one of the most sustainable stadiums in the country: energy & climate; recycling & waste; water conservation; sustainable purchasing; and education. The plan also includes the implementation of a transportation program that will give Farmers Field the lowest “cars per football game ticket holder” ratio of any other NFL stadium.
[/caption]While there are still a few hoops to jump through to get final approval to build the stadium, this past Thursday evening the California State Senate Environmental Quality Committee votes in favor of a bill that will expedite the legal challenges surrounding the $1.2 billion proposal. If the bill gets past the Senate today, California Governor, Jerry Brown, will have 30 days to sign the bill. An approval of the bill will give AEG what it needs to make the stadium a reality, and also bring an anticipated 23,000 jobs to the Los Angeles area, 11,000 of which would be ongoing through stadium operations. California’s who are interested in emailing the swing vote legislators are encouraged to email their representatives HERE.