NFL assigns executive to work on return of team to Los Angeles

Thursday August 28th, 2014

The NFL has assigned executive vice president Eric Grubman to work on "stadium development, the return of a team presence to the Los Angeles area, the league’s strategic investment fund, and other key strategic initiatives," according to a league memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times

Grubman confirmed the news to the Times.

NFL now has three legitimate Los Angeles stadium sites in play​

The Los Angeles area has been without an NFL franchise since 1994, when the Raiders returned to Oakland and the Rams left for St. Louis.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke bought a 60-acre plot of land in the Los Angeles area earlier this year, which, according to the Times"potentially could be used for an NFL stadium." 

Jerry Jones optimistic about NFL team in Los Angeles​

The city of Los Angeles has already approved plans for a football stadium to be built next to the Staples Center. 

Magic Johnson: Los Angeles will have NFL team in two years​

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