Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles

ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2012 CONTACT: Peter Sanders Peter.Sanders@lacity.org 213-978-0741

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA ISSUES STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL SALE OF ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
LOS ANGELES - In response to the potential sale of sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has issued the following statement: "I have worked with both Philip Anschutz and Tim Leiweke for years to bring a football team to Los Angeles. I speak to both of them on a regular basis and I have known about this potential sale for some time. I have the commitment from both of them that this sale will not affect plans for an NFL team to return to Los Angeles in the near future and will not affect my support for moving ahead with Farmers Field and the Convention Center site." ###