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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles says he’s spoken to officials from five pro football franchises about a possible move.
AEG’s Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register on Thursday that he has spoken with representatives from the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.
He says the most recent discussion took place a week ago, but hasn’t specified which team those talks were with.
Leiweke also said 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 its current lease.
AEG has proposed building a 72,000-seat stadium at a cost of $1 billion on part of the city’s convention center campus.
A rival stadium project by warehouse magnate Ed Roski has been proposed for eastern Los Angeles County by a company that has also not yet secured a team.
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