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Leiweke Named L.A. Sports Executive of the Year

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 11:50AM
Tim Leiweke Eric Richardson [Flickr]

AEG CEO Tim Leiweke

The Los Angeles Sports Council today named AEG CEO Tim Leiweke its 2010 'Sports Executive of the Year,' citing both the success of the local teams the company owns—the NHL's Kings and Major League Soccer's Galaxy—and the development of the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels as part of L.A. Live.

Also mentioned was Leiweke's work in "laying the groundwork" for a potential new NFL stadium. AEG hopes to acquire the site of the Convention Center's West Hall to build a 72,000-seat stadium and events center. Potential designs were unveiled in December, but the company still must work out deals with the city and the NFL.

The Council named Lakers guard Derek Fisher its 2010 Sportsman of the Year, while UCLA softball player Megan Langenfeld was given Sportswoman of the Year honors.

Voting is open until January 31 for the year's top ten L.A. sports moments.

An awards dinner will be held at the Beverly Hilton on February 24, and the ceremony will be broadcast on FOX Sports West on March 4.


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