"What we need here is a relief pitcher to get the stadium deal done," Griffith said.
We're working to get a stadium deal done to be contributors to the industry.
But, he said, the stadium deals should be made by the next mayor.
But real estate experts said that the stadium deals did not make a lot of sense.
In recent weeks, the mayor and the governor's staff have begun to huddle to try to get the stadium deal completed.
The typical stadium deal usually entails 60 to 70 percent public financing.
That alone is a good reason to disconnect the stadium deal from the Olympics.
As part of the original stadium deal, the Diamondbacks were responsible for all construction costs above $253 million.
"We could have done the stadium deal," one top aide closely involved in the negotiations said.
"Nothing pertinent to a stadium deal has ever come before the board," he said.