Report: Dodger Stadium could be next home for NFL team in LA
Dodger Stadium is "in play" to become a temporary home for the undisclosed NFL team moving to Los Angeles in the two years, according to Sam Farmer of The Los Angeles Times.
One or two NFL teams will be relocating to the city in 2015 or '16, NBC Sports reported this month. The teams under consideration include the Rams, Raiders and Chargers. All three of the teams had previously called Los Angeles home. The Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season and the Chargers played there in 1960.
The Rams can leave St. Louis without penalty after each season, the Raiders' stadium lease is up after this year and the Chargers could leave via a relocation fee that decreases each year.
The new team(s) could also reportedly play at The Rose Bowl or L.A. Coliseum while a new stadium is constructed.
According to the report, a few possible sites for the new stadium include the AEG project at L.A. Live in the downtown part of the city, land that was purchased recently by Rams owner Stan Kroenke at Hollywood Park, Chavez Ravine and a few other undisclosed locations.
An interesting wrinkle in the meandering NFL-to-LA odyssey: Dodger Stadium is in play as a potential temporary venue.— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) October 7, 2014
- Marc Weinreich