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Ari Gold Bringing His NFL Team to Downtown Stadium

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, July 25, 2010, at 11:02PM
Entourage Screen Capture from 'Entourage' / HBO

"Entourage" superagent Ari Gold stands in front of a rendering of a Downtown NFL stadium.

Ari Gold won't be taking his NFL team to the City of Industry.

The "Entourage" superagent played by Jeremy Piven showed off his plans for an NFL stadium to a room full of rich men in tonight's episode, using a model and renderings that show the "Los Angeles Stadium" next to Staples Center and L.A. Live.

That's exactly where a proposal backed by Casey Wasserman -- who played himself in the episode as one of the men at the meeting -- and AEG's Tim Leiweke would put a stadium. Word of that proposal first leaked out in April.

Piven is no stranger to the L.A. Live complex. He was sitting courtside for the Lakers championship win in June and just last week sunk a trick shot from the Nokia Plaza balcony to best former Laker Rick Fox and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.

The Downtown proposal is up against Staples Center partner Ed Roski's plan to put a stadium in the City of Industry. While Roski's efforts had a significant head start, the race really comes down to who can be the first to get a team to commit.


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