Mayor: 'Highly likely' NFL team will come to LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles committee is backing AEG's request for more time to lure a professional football team to Los Angeles.
The City Council's Economic Development Committee on Friday approved a six-month extension of an agreement with the developer to find an NFL team to play at a downtown stadium.
If the full council approves next week, AEG will have until April to find a team.
It's had no luck so far but Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that a team is ''highly likely'' to come to the city in the next year.
Speaking on KNX-AM radio, the mayor said he thinks the NFL is finally interested in LA again.
The city hasn't had a pro team since the Raiders and the Rams left after the 1994 season.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com