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The L.A. Football Field Passes Another Obstacle

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New LA Stadium Rendering

The California State Senate seems to be all about getting a new stadium built in L.A. for a possible re-entry into the NFL.

How all about it are we talking about? Well they just passed a bill that will speed up any legal issues in their way:

The California State Senate passed a bill to expedite legal challenges to Farmers Field, Anschutz Entertainment Group's $1.2 billion proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

Senate Bill 292, which passed 32-7, will now go to California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has 30 days to either sign or veto the bill. He is expected to sign it but if he takes no action, the bill will become law anyway. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his support for the bipartisan bill on Thursday.

Friday's decision represents the biggest milestone for the NFL's return to Los Angeles since the city council unanimously passed the financial framework of an agreement between AEG and the city last month to build the 72,000-seat stadium and a new $275 million wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center next to Staples Center and L.A. Live, also owned by AEG.

Apparently the field couldn't have continued without it, too.

So this is absolutely good news for those looking forward to LA getting a team — and quickly, as the stadium COULD break ground next May, which would mean a team could come here and play at a temporary location until their home stadium could be completed!

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