The City of Industry agreed to spend $172 million to install the site's basic infrastructure when its former redevelopment agency leased the land to Majestic Realty Co. developer Ed Roski Jr., according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The work to the site does not mean a stadium will materialize. The city must do the infrastructure either way, City Manager Kevin Redecki told the newspaper.
Roski is out of the country and could not comment on the stadium. His assistant told the newspaper that he wouldn't be able to speak on the stadium project until December.
The Industry East Business Center, a subsidiary of Majestic Realty, filed an application with the City of Industry in April 2008 to alter previous plans for development of the 592-acre site.The change in direction was to make way for a proposed 75,000-seat National Football League stadium, a 115,000 square-foot training facility, a 100,000 square foot outpatient medical center and nearly three million square feet of retail stores, office buildings, restaurants and theaters.
Developers of a proposed stadium in downtown Los Angeles also are lobbying the NFL hard, but so far, the league has not made any public moves to bring football back to the market.
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