LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — National Football League team owners are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Dallas to discuss, among other issues, whether to move the San Diego Chargers or another team to the Los Angeles area.
However, no final decisions are expected to be made at the meeting, in which the L.A. relocation effort is one of several topics on the agenda.READ MORE: Actor Peter Dante, Regular In Adam Sandler Movies, Accused Of Antisemitic Remarks In Recent Lawsuit
According to reports, the owners could move the application period for teams wanting to relocate from the traditional Jan. 1-Feb. 15 window to March or even May, which could delay a team hoping to settle in a new city for the 2016 season. Other reports said the owners could use Wednesday’s gathering as a chance to firm up plans for a special meeting next month in Houston, where a vote on relocation could be taken.
The owners of the Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams have all expressed interest in moving to Los Angeles.
The Chargers have been asking for a replacement for aging Qualcomm Stadium for nearly 15 years and have acquired land in Carson in Los Angeles County where they could build a facility perhaps in concert with the Raiders. The city and county of San Diego have proposed building a stadium in Mission Valley, but there have been no negotiations with the team since June because of a dispute over the way an environmental study was conducted.READ MORE: West Hills Stolen Motorcycle Suspect Identified As Ruben Contreras Jr.
While no substantial plan has been put forth to keep the Raiders in Oakland, officials in St. Louis and the state of Missouri are trying to keep the Rams from leaving. NFL executives have described that plan as being further along the process than what’s been offered by San Diego.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who met with St. Louis officials Monday to get clarification on their proposal, wants to build a stadium for his team in Inglewood, near Los Angeles International Airport.
It will be up to the owners to decide which team, if any, will go to Los Angeles — which has been without an NFL franchise for more than 20 years.MORE NEWS: LA County Sees Another 72 Deaths Related To COVID-19
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