The folks at AEG wanted to reach a so-called “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Los Angeles City Council by July 31.
They got it done with five days to spare.
Per the Los Angeles Times, an agreement on a document that keeps the downtown stadium project on track for 2016 has been reached.
“[A]pproval of this MOU will represent a critical milestone in our efforts to break ground on this project within the next year,” AEG said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to work with the City to take this project to the next step at the same time that we also increase our focus on other key objectives, including progressing design of the project and securing the commitments necessary to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles.”
Potential candidates for a move to L.A. include the Chargers, Bills, Vikings, and Rams. The Raiders and 49ers also could be in play, based on the manner in which stadium efforts unfold in the Bay Area. The Jaguars also could be in the mix, despite consistent denials from owner Wayne Weaver of any interest in moving the team or selling it.
The Vikings could move to Los Angeles — or anywhere else — after the 2011 season. It’s the last year of their Metrodome lease.
It is believed that, eventually, two teams could land in L.A.