More than three months after a clandestine meeting that featured billionaire developer Phil Anschutz, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Anschutz continues to show no interest in changing the terms of a deal that would return the NFL to downtown Los Angeles, Yahoo! Sports has learned.
That lack of interest means that plans for a downtown stadium to be built and run by Anschutz Entertainment Group may be all but dead in the eyes of many involved. AEG is supposed to unveil an Environment Impact Report on the site in early April. However, that report may be worth little more than the paper it's printed on if Anschutz and AEG don't make a shift in the financial plan that's been presented to NFL officials.
Three sources said the four men met in Denver on the weekend of Dec. 18, when New England played there against the Broncos. Villaraigosa requested theRead More »from Sources: Downtown Los Angeles Stadium proposal in trouble because of AEG's terms to NFL