Los Angeles City Council extends deal to build stadium, land NFL team

SportsAssociated Press

The Los Angeles City Council has given developer AEG another six months to bring pro football back to the nation's second-largest city.

The council on Tuesday extended an agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Group to build a downtown stadium and lure an NFL team.

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The developer has had no luck under a 2012 deal that was set to expire this week. The new deadline is April.

Los Angeles hasn't had an NFL franchise since losing the Rams and Raiders after the 1994 season.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he thinks it's likely that LA will have a team within a year. He told radio station KFWB-AM on Tuesday that perhaps someone at the NFL owners' meeting next spring will decide LA's the place.