Developer studies stadium mass transit incentives

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2011 2:22 PM
Developer studies stadium mass transit incentives

An executive with the company proposing a $1.4 billion football stadium in downtown Los Angeles says one plan to relieve traffic congestion is to sell game admission combined with mass transit tickets.

Ted Tanner, executive vice president for real estate for AEG, told a City Council committee Thursday that the company is working on incentives so fans will leave their cars at home on game days.

He says Metrolink, the light rail service, was successful with a similar ticket bundling plan for a U2 concert in Anaheim. AEG is also talking to Metrolink about running special service from underserved areas on game days.

Tanner says the stadium's environmental impact report is slated to be unveiled in late January or early February, several weeks later than the previously announced date.