The Entertainment and Sports Center, which gained approval from a zoning administrator in July 2019, will have 7,500 seats, half the originally expected mark of 15,000, and much fewer than comparable stadiums in Downtown Los Angeles, like the Staples Center (21,000) and the Forum in Inglewood (17,500). Supporters of the fully enclosed stadium believe it will generate economic growth in the San Fernando Valley, but some locals fear increased crowds will bring pollution, traffic, and parking shortages. The center is a key component of the Promenade 2035 Plan to revitalize the area around the Warner Center by the mid-2030s. promenade2035.com
Westfield’s 7,500-seat Entertainment and Sports Center Construction Underway
Momentum is building toward construction of a sports and entertainment stadium at the 34-acre site of Westfield Promenade, a shopping mall in the Warner Center business district development in Woodland Hills, California.