Hundreds of potential hires turned out on Thursday to meet with subcontractors for the Forum Renovation Project.

The meeting was held at Faithful Central Bible Church, the former owner of the Forum. The historic but rundown arena in Inglewood was sold to Madison Square Garden in June 2012.

The facility, built in 1967, was the former home of the Lakers and Kings, and the site of numerous memorable rock concerts.

It garnered the church $23.5 million, about $1.5 more than it paid for the site 13 years ago. Jason Lombard, who served as outreach coordinator to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza refurbishnment, will serve as outreach coordinator for the Forum. Madison Square Garden will reportedly spend about $50 million on the renovation.