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As clock ticks on stadium, L.A. considers hotel for Convention Center
As clock ticks on stadium, L.A. considers hotel for Convention Center

Acknowledging that their dreams of attracting a local NFL team may soon be dashed again, Los Angeles officials have begun laying the groundwork for the construction of a 1,000-room hotel on city-owned property that would directly connect to the Convention Center. The City Council has a deal with developer Anschutz Entertainment Group to build a 72,000-seat stadium between the Convention Center and the 110 Freeway, with some stadium proceeds going to expand and upgrade the convention venue. But with that pact set to expire in five months and the NFL remaining coy about its intentions, officials have begun looking at other strategies for boosting tourism and renovating the facility....

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