Magic Johnson and his wealthier partners paid a huge price for the Dodgers. Are they also playing ball with the National Football League? All that space around Dodger stadium could be a challenge to plans by AEG, Mayor Villaraigosa and the LA City Council for development of Farmers' Field and part of the convention center. We hear what LA's learning about the business of big time sports. Also, promoters now claim California's rapid rail system won't be a "train to nowhere" after all. Will it ever get up to speed? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, will big data and big money mean big trouble?
Has a Rift Developed between AEG and the NFL?
From this Episode:
Are the NFL and MLB Putting the Squeeze on LA City Hall?
Mayor Villaraigosa and members of the Los Angeles City Council have been jumping through hoops to get the National Football League to field a team in downtown Los Angeles.
15 min, 57 sec
Will Big Data and Big Money Mean Big Trouble?
The so-called "Year of Big Data" has produced uses and potential abuses of gathering more information than anyone ever imagined before. What is this a vast, new industry?...
26 min, 41 sec