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City Council Votes In Favor To Build New Soccer Stadium In LA

LOS ANGELES ( — The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday in favor of building a new state of the art soccer stadium in Exposition Park.

At 10:00 a.m., Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) owners presented their proposal to council members to replace the existing Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena with a 22,000-seat stadium to house a Major League Soccer team.

The $250 million project, which was approved on a 12-0 vote, will bring about more jobs and revenue for the community.

The stadium area will include about 143,000 square feet of open space for public use, including wide sidewalks and plazas.

Restaurants, retail and a sports museum are also part of the plans for the site.

The new MLS team is expected to begin playing in 2018 at the new stadium.

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