News Release| Pat Brown Institute; Cal State L.A.

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

‘The NFL in L.A.: A Touchdown for Angelenos?’

WHAT:         John Semcken of Majestic Realty Company, and Ted Tanner of AEG, vice presidents of the two companies vying to build a new NFL stadium in the Southland, will join Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry and others on a panel Thursday, March 31, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. to explore the benefits and potential risks of building a new NFL Stadium in Los Angeles County.

The panel is part of the 2011 California Agenda Series, which is a component of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute’s Public Policy Education Program at California State University, Los Angeles, and is sponsored by Southern California Edison, Wells Fargo and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

SUMMARY:   Titled “The NFL in LA: A Touchdown for Angelenos?,” the panel will focus on a new stadium’s potential for creating a renewed sense of civic pride in the region. The group will also discuss if landing a new NFL team would be an economic engine that could generate revenue streams to city coffers and surrounding communities, or if such a venture would result in few trickle-down benefits and become a financial albatross on taxpayers and the city?

                    Moderated by KPCC Radio’s Frank Stoltze, the panel will include:

WHEN/WHERE:       The panel takes place Thursday, March 31, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel: The Gold Room, located at 506 South Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles.

Parking is available at Pershing Square and at the hotel.  

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