"L.A. LIVE...is alive." says Reverend Cecil Murray, retired minister of the First AME Church. Rev. Murray Is proud of what L.A. LIVE has brought to the community. He sees the youth dream bigger because of the arena and the professional sports teams. He supports Farmers Field, because he sees the change in young people as they experience a Lakers game, the L.A. LIVE complex, or the surrounding community. He states that there is an awe-inspiring look in their eyes as they arrive at the L.A. LIVE complex and STAPLES center.
Reverend Cecil Murray says, "As long as we can keep people looking up, then sooner or later, then most of them will lift up."