“We’re not in negotiations with any parties having to do with the Savvis Center,”
The rumor gave the company two arenas in Missouri: AEG will soon have a presence in Kansas City, operating the $250 million Sprint Center. AEG cannot purchase the Blues because it already owns the Los Angeles Kings.
Checketts ran MSG for seven years before leaving in 2001. He currently operates Sports Capital Partners, which owns College Sports Television, New York-based live entertainment company Running Subway Productions and a Major League Soccer LLC expansion team, the Journal said.
Sources told the paper that Checketts’ company might still work out a deal where AEG buys Savvis Center, and he’ll get a long-term lease agreement for the Blues out of it.