The head of the sports and entertainment firm that wants to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has been in talks with officials from five pro football teams about the proposed venue, a company official said yesterday.
Anschutz Entertainment Group President and CEO Tim Leiweke has spoken with representatives from the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, company spokesman Michael Roth told the Associated Press.
Leiweke said all those teams are "in the mix," but conceded, "We're not packing any [moving] vans right now," according to the Orange County Register, which was first to report on the talks.
The most recent discussion took place a week ago, said Leiweke, who didn't specify which team was involved.
Leiweke also told the Register that AEG owner Philip Anschutz was prepared to acquire a majority stake in an NFL team that would play at the proposed venue and that the company was willing to pay for a team to get out of any lease.