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NFL in L.A.: AEG warns rival's stadium plan is vulnerable to terrorism
NFL in L.A.: AEG warns rival's stadium plan is vulnerable to terrorism

In a bold move to cast doubt on a planned NFL stadium at Hollywood Park, the sports and entertainment firm AEG commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the proposed Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and should not be built. AEG has been pursuing its own NFL stadium next to Staples Center for several years and is in direct competition with Inglewood, whose plan was approved Tuesday by that city’s government. In a 14-page report, Ridge said that because the Inglewood stadium proposed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke would lie within several miles of LAX and beneath the flight path of airliners, terrorists might...

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