Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. As president and CEO of an organization that is considered to be one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters, Tim Leiweke proposed a plan for the first NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
What Made Him Haute: The Los Angeles Times recently selected Leiweke as one of the 100 most influential people in Southern California and as Sports Executive of the Year by the Sports Business Journal. In his 15th year with AEG, Leiweke is said to be an incredibly influential leader in the professional sports and entertainment industry as president of Staples Center, part of the Los Angeles Lakers Board of Directors and as a part of the Kings Care Foundation.
What Makes Him Haute Now: About a week ago, Tim Leiweke presented a proposal to build the first football stadium and events center in Los Angeles. The project’s budget is $1 billion and the anticipated site is where the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall currently is. AEG is in the process of selecting one of the three remaining architectural designs for a stadium with a retractable roof and 75,000 seats, according to ESPN.
While which NFL team will be playing in the new downtown stadium has not yet been announced, if all goes as planned the stadium will hopefully be ready in time to host the Super Bowl’s 5oth anniversary in 2016.