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03-14-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Phil Anschutz wanted nothing to do with the NFL and the stadium, that was all Leiweke's brainchild. Anschutz does not see eye-to-eye with the NFL's BOG, which is one reason why the NFL is reluctant to have a franchise in this city. The location of the proposed Farmers Field was also not very desirable, which is something Leiweke strongly pushed for.

The writing was on the wall: Leiweke was forced to resign. Anschutz put his company on the market after the city's approval to develop Farmers Field, then suddenly with the NFL looking at other sites, and Leiweke stepping down, AEG is no longer for sale? It's fairly obvious to me that Anschutz wants nothing to do with the NFL.
Would you want to deal with a bunch of NFL owners that feel that they are entitled to retain majority ownership of the team after you build the stadium in which they will play?

Anschutz and the NFL BOG and other owners aren't getting along because he wants a majority stake in the franchise that moves to LA or an expansion team that would play in his stadium. The NFL is an exclusive club where the owners own a printing press and lots of green ink.

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