Anschutz Willing To Buy NFL Team

AEG President Tim Leiweke says the company that wants to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles is committed to the idea and Philip Anschutz is willing to buy a team himself in order to make the deal work.

Leiweke told the Los Angeles Times April 2 that developer Philip Anschutz is ready to write a check for both the downtown stadium and a team as long as he can get a “reasonable” deal out of the football league.

The Times reports Leiweke downplayed recent reports that NFL executives are dissatisfied with the terms of AEG’s proposal for a team.

The company plans to issue a 10,000-page environmental impact report April 5 for the stadium project. That will be followed by a 45-day public comment period.