FRISCO, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG president Tim Leiweke is reportedly taking offers on the company’s Major League Soccer Cup Champions, the Houston Dynamo.
Leiweke told a group of Houston investors that they are not necessarily looking to sell, but would if the deal would benefit the Dynamo and the League.
“We’re selling expansion teams for $30 million, so you go from there. Phil (Anschutz, AEG Chairman) is passionate about this team. He feels strongly about the team and the move we made (from San Jose) and the reception we got. He’s looking at this wonder, ‘Why would I want to part with this?’
“Everyone is chasing us. But we don’t need to sell, and we won’t unless it makes sense for the league and for the Dynamo.
Leiweke said AEG’s top priority is to develop plans for a new stadium, where the company can control naming rights and other income sources, so that the Dynamo can move out of the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium, where it has not yet turned a profit.
Even if AEG does eventually sell the team, the company could retain a stadium interest, as it has done successfully with the Red Bull’s stadium in Harrison, New Jersey. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers