AEG, Gensler Reveal New Renderings of Proposed NFL Stadium

Farmers Field design calls for retractable roof, convention space

Despite still beings years away from fielding an NFL team in Los Angeles, AEG and architecture firm Gensler have revealed a new round of stadium renderings sure to build anticipation among Southland football fans.

The six design drawings -- unveiled Tuesday -- show a new, more open arena nestled downtown next to L.A. Live. The stadium's transparent exterior resembles a bird's wings, or to the trained football eye, a pair of shoulder pads.

AEG is hoping to break ground on the proposed $1.3 billion stadium, dubbed Farmers Field, next summer. A team could be taking the field by 2016.

The retractable roof, which is billed as being superior to retractable roofs of the past, would double as extra space for the Los Angeles Convention Center.

"Our charge is not only to design a stadium that offers the ideal outdoor NFL experience, but also to have a fully enclosable facility that creates an equally appealing location and atmosphere for indoor events and conventions," said Gensler principal Ron Turner.

Gensler was tapped in March to design the project.

Farmers Field is on schedule to file a draft Environmental Impact Report with the city in 2012, according to AEG.

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