Los Angeles, CA – Three NFL teams have given official relocation notice that they are ready to move to Los Angeles. Just as we have thought the St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers all want to be in one of top markets in the United States. This will be like winning the lotto for one of these franchises getting the luxury of having “Los Angeles” in their name. Endorsements, merchandise, naming rights, there will be new revenue flying in the air.
Here are statements for NFL and the Teams:
Three teams – the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers – each submitted applications to our office today to relocate their franchises to the Los Angeles area beginning with the 2016 season. Each team submitted the appropriate documentation in support of its application as required by the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations.
The applications will be reviewed this week by league staff and three league committees that will meet in New York on Wednesday and Thursday — the Los Angeles Opportunities, Stadium, and Finance committees. The applications will be presented for consideration at next week’s league meeting in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs (24 of 32).
“The St. Louis Rams informed the National Football League today that the Rams propose to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The relocation would be effective for the 2016 NFL League Year.”
Today the San Diego Chargers submitted to the National Football League the team’s application to relocate to Los Angeles.
We have tried for more than 14 years, through nine separate proposals and seven different mayors, to create a world-class stadium experience for fans in San Diego. Despite these efforts, there is still no certain, actionable solution to the stadium problem. We are sad to have reached this point.
What happens next is in the hands of the NFL’s owners, who will meet in Houston on January 12-13. The Chargers have pledged from the outset to respect whatever decision the League ownership makes.
“In accordance with the relocation policies, the Oakland Raiders submitted a relocation package to the NFL. The matter is now in the hands of the NFL’s owners. An owners’ meeting is scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas on January 12 and 13, 2016.”
So all three teams will have the opportunity to present their proposals to NFL owners and the 32 owners will cast a vote. If you were an owner how would you vote? Do vote yes, to allow a teams to add more money to revenue sharing? Do vote no, so you can make your city build you new stadium because of your treat to move to Los Angeles? Who really knows why or how these owners will come up with their decision. A few votes will be just based on that’s my boy of course I going to vote yes.
If one of teams do get approval then where will they play as Carson or Inglewood stadium get built. One stadium in Los Angeles does what the extra revenue, rent money for few years. USC, which operates the Coliseum, has a contract that says the stadium can host only one NFL team, and it is willing to do so. So will Dodgers or Angels Stadium step up if NFL let’s two or three teams in Los Angeles?
Let’s watch and see ……………….. WHO’S READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?