Cordoba Corporation is pleased to announce that Cordoba Corporation Founder & CEO George L. Pla was unanimously re-elected on Thursday, February 1, 2024, as President of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The members of the Commission elect the President and Vice-President at the first meeting of the Commission held in each calendar year to serve until the election of their successors. This will be President Pla’s third one-year term.
“It is an incredibly exciting time for the City of Los Angeles, as it prepares to be the host to the 2026 World Cup, 2026 NBA All Star Game, 2027 Super Bowl, and 2028 Summer Olympics. Not only will the Coliseum be home to some of these incredible games but must also continue to make plans to serve as a community centered venue for ceremonial events such as fan festivals, in support of and in conjunction to these games,” said President Pla during his remarks during the commission meeting.
During his two terms as President, President Pla made it his utmost priority to open the doors of the Coliseum to its surrounding communities by reintroducing the Coliseum as a world class venue by bringing in tens and thousands of Angelenos to witness unique events such as high school football invitationals including the East LA and South LA Classic, and the Busch Light Clash NASCAR event that is happening this weekend.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission is a Joint Powers Authority between the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the Sixth District Agricultural Association (referred to as the California Science Center), an institution of the State of California. George was appointed to the Coliseum Commission in November 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom.
The Commission Board consists of six voting members – two appointed by each of the three member entities. The Commission’s purpose is to provide for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the site of the former Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.