LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The NFL hasn’t yet zoned in on a specific team for a possible move to Los Angeles, and any move will be subject to the league’s relocation policy, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Rams, Chargers and Raiders are all candidates to move to the country’s second-largest city, which has been without a team since the 1994 season.
A company with ties to Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a site 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, though no development plans have been announced.
At his news conference Friday, Goodell signaled that any potential move to the Southland would have to gain the approval of league officials.
“There’s a relocation policy that is very clear, we have shared it with our ownership over the last several years,” Goodell said. “We have emphasized the point in each of those meetings there will be at least one vote, if not multiple votes, if there is any relocation.”
The city of Inglewood is currently working with Kroenke on a redevelopment plan for Hollywood Park. Developers want to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium on the 298-acre Hollywood Park site.
Supporters say the initiative, titled the “City of Champions Revitalization Project,” will be built at no cost to taxpayers, if approved.
But as for now, Goodell said the league’s main priority is keeping teams where they are.
“We know there are teams interested (in moving) but they’re trying to work their issues out,” Goodell said.
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