So it’s down to two – two remaining NFL-to-LA stadium plans that is. Following news that AEG has dropped its downtown stadium plan, we are left with the San Diego Chargers – Oakland Raider possible stadium share in Carson, CA and an updated Stan Kroenke-led plan to build a new $1.8 billion stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Race Track in Inglewood, CA.
Today we begin a regular series highlighting the latest, craziest and/or most outlandish from the world of stadium news. For our first Newsday post, Stadiafile was recently invited to participate in a roundtable blog discussion by the good people at Death of the Pressbox. We reacted to the latest hairbrained scheme to build a $1.7 billion shared stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in Carson, CA. Read the roundtable
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has voted 10-2 in favor of closing the Izod Center, the 34-year-old arena in East Rutherford, NJ. Not shocking news, but it stings as it was here, more than any other venue, that my ideas and passions for sport and stadia took hold.
The NFL has a problem. Attendance in NFL stadiums has dropped every season since 2007, such that average game attendance over the past five years is down 4.5%. To counteract this drop, the WSJ reports that the NFL will introduce changes to make actually going to the game more enticing, including: lowering ticket prices, free WiFi, better in-stadium replay and improved smart phone apps.I came up with a few more ideas:
In-Seat Food Delivery