Ed Roski Jr.? dream of bringing the Super Bowl to Los Angeles will have to wait until at least 2014. That? because the National Football League announced last week that New Orleans will host the 2013 championship game at a renovated Louisiana Superdome.
Roski, chief executive of Majestic Realty Co., has said that bringing a team to the stadium he wants to build in City of Industry will lead to the NFL scheduling a Super Bowl game in Los Angeles.
Local interest in a football stadium has been high. Hundreds of fans view the proposed stadium? Web site daily and have been signing up for notice as to when game tickets could possibly go on sale.
?e?e already received enough requests for information to sell out the venue twice,?said Taylor Talt, Majestic Realty project associate.
The proposed 75,000-seat stadium will include 176 suites and 12,500 club seats. Majestic has received more than 2,000 requests for information on suite sales and 40,000 requests for club seats. Guaranteeing suite sales is critical to receiving the financing needed to build the proposed $800 million venue.
The NFL? naming of New Orleans as the 2013 Super Bowl city shows that there will be still be a wait to host the league? championship game.
?he NFL would not award us a Super Bowl until we have approvals for our stadium,?said John Semcken, Majestic Realty vice president.
Hosting the big game means millions of dollars for a city and its NFL franchise. The last Super Bowl held locally was at the Rose Bowl in 1993.
Studies conducted by host cities have shown the game has an economic impact in the range of $300 million to $400 million, mostly through visitor spending on hotel rooms and restaurants.
NFL owners have recently sought out newly constructed venues to host the Super Bowl. Over the past decade, the league has selected host cities as rewards for building or refurbishing stadiums.
Officials have even been willing to suffer through cold weather, despite preferences to hold the game in a warm climate city.
For example, Detroit was awarded the 2006 Super Bowl at Ford Field, which was completed in 2002. Arlington, Texas, was awarded the 2011 game, to be played at the Cowboys Stadium that will open later this year. The 2012 game will be in Indianapolis, where Lucas Oil Stadium opened last year. In all three cases, the selections were announced before the stadiums were complete.
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