Mayor: 'Highly likely' NFL team will come to LA

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles City Council member Tom LaBonge displays a visual aid showing locations of NFL football teams at City Hall in Los Angeles. Council members voted 14-0 Wednesday for a resolution saying it is in the inter
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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,

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