AEG CEO talks to five teams about move to L.A.

Posted June 11, 2011 @ 1 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Tim Leiweke, president/CEO of the group trying to build a stadium in downtown Los Angeles, has spoken with representatives of the Vikings, Chargers, Raiders, Rams and Jaguars about the proposed venue.

Leiweke heads up the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). According to the Orange County Register, he said all those teams are "in the mix," with the most recent discussions taking place a week ago.

AEG is prepared to acquire a majority stake in an NFL team to bring it to Los Angeles. Their $1 billion plan for a stadium is one of two proposals. It has been 15 years since there was football in L.A., before the Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders to Oakland within months of each other.

Raiders CEO Amy Trask said in a statement, "The team is not for sale. It will remain with the Davis family."

Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani told The Associated Press that owner Alex Spanos and his family were not interested in selling a majority stake of the team.