Expansion Plans Move Forward at Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Convention Center is moving forward with an 870,000-square-foot expansion after the sports and entertainment giant AEG announced that it is dropping plans to build a downtown stadium for an NFL team, according to the Los Angeles Times. The project will increase the size of the facility to 1.3 million square feet, including 60,000 square feet of ballroom space. Under the NFL stadium proposal, AEG would have demolished part of the convention center and helped to fund a modernization and expansion of the facility. Without the stadium, city officials will have to look to other sources for funds. Those details have yet to be finalized.