Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) builds sports facilities first and then adds an entertainment district. The company built Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, then added L.A. Live.Mixed-Use

Making Sports-Oriented Mixed Use Work

The successful development of the Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, set into motion a nationwide flurry of development of urban sports-oriented entertainment districts, as municipal officials across the country reimagined their city centers as places where people live, work, and play.

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