Inglewood: Company Leading NFL Stadium Charge Donates $100,000 to City Officials’ Campaigns
According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, the Inglewood Mayor as well as other city officials have received more than $100,000 in campaign funds from the Hollywood Park Land Co, the company spearheading the NFL stadium initiative.
As previously reported, the group is proposing to build an 80,000 seat football stadium next to the Forum and in the same parking lot where the Hollywood Park racetrack once stood.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts says he is more confident than ever that football will reign again in Los Angeles.
“Let me put it to you this way, buddy: It’s going down,” Butts tells USA TODAY Sports. “This is a happening thing.”
The San Francisco based group, Hollywood Park Land Co. is hopeful there will soon be an approval and is looking to break ground on the project before the end of the year. According to Inglewood law, the measure could be put up for vote as early as February 24, without having to be part of city’s official March election.