A reshuffling of management at
According to a memo obtained Tuesday by The Times, NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman has been assigned to "stadium development, the return of a team presence to the Los Angeles area, the league's strategic investment fund, and other key strategic initiatives."
That represents the first time in more than a decade that such a high-ranking league official has been assigned to the L.A. conundrum, one that began when the
Reached by phone Tuesday, Grubman confirmed the job shift. Asked if L.A. warrants a more sustained focus by the league, he said, "We think it does."
Several factors have contributed to the league’s heightened interest in the market, among them the fact that the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and
"The building blocks are there," Grubman said. "There remain multiple sites available. So the focus is demanded."
In his previous role, Grubman oversaw business ventures, which included consumer products, and events, among them the