Apr 24, 2015

City Council Approves Construction of California Football Stadium

Project developers provided a report to analyze and disclose the project's environmental impact

SCS Engineers Carson California NFL football stadium brownfields

With the help of SCS Engineers, the city council of Carson, Calif., unanimously approved a privately financed stadium that could host the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The proposed NFL football stadium is planned to be built on top of a former landfill.

While economic and environmental issues previously prevented sites like the 168-acre Carson site from redevelopment, environmental technology and construction methods can rehabilitate properties once thought unusable. These properties are typically called brownfields, and there are hundreds that have been safely rehabilitated for public and private use.

To ensure that the stadium project’s potential environmental impacts were properly analyzed and disclosed, Carson funded a report that includes land use and environmental impact assessments from SCS Engineers. SCS was chosen because of their experience in both land use issues and closing landfills, then assessing and safely remediating them for use again. The project would utilize a building protection system. The system is designed to ensure that the former landfill will pose no threat to the public as the site, which has lain dormant for almost 50 years, is redeveloped into a $1.7 billion asset for Carson and football fans throughout the Los Angeles Basin.

Nathan Eady, an SCS vice president and the lead project manager and land use planner, presented the report. Eady worked with a team of brownfields professionals at SCS to complete the initial assessment.