3:10 p.m.: CBS Sports confirms the Los Angeles relocation committee has made a formal recommendation for the Chargers-Raiders project to the other owners.
1:08 p.m.: The Los Angeles relocation committee has reportedly recommended the Chargers-Raiders project in Carson. A vote was expected by Tuesday afternoon.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — National Football League owners met Tuesday to possibly determine whether the greater Los Angeles area will be awarded with a professional football team.
The San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams are each vying to bring their team back to the Los Angeles area.
The Chargers and Raiders have proposed a joint $1.7 billion, 72,000-seat stadium in Carson and Rams owner Stan Kroenke has proposed a $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat stadium at the former Hollywood Park Racetrack site in Inglewood.
According to a report issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, plans by San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis are “unsatisfactory and inadequate.”
Neither of the Inglewood nor Carson projects currently has the 24 votes needed for approval by NFL owners to move forward with the deal. League officials, however, say they are committed to bringing professional football back to Los Angeles this year.
The greater Los Angeles area has been without an NFL team for 20 years.
The Los Angeles Raiders played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1982-1994 before returning to Oakland in 1995.
The Los Angeles Rams also played in the Coliseum from 1946-1979. The Rams then played at Anaheim Stadium from 1980-1994 before moving to St. Louis in 1995.
The Chargers played at the Coliseum in their inaugural 1960 season before moving to San Diego in 1961.
NFL team owners are scheduled to vote in Houston, Texas, later Tuesday.