Report: Rams considered most likely team to move to Los Angeles
Florio reports that the 60-acre plot team owner Stan Kroenke purchased in Inglewood, Calif., is the most likely site for the team's stadium.
Another possible site, according to reports, would be next to the L.A. Convention Center. Last week Anschutz Entertainment Group received a six-month extension to identify a team for a proposed NFL stadium at the site.
Florio also reported earlier this month that the NFL plans to move one or two teams to Los Angeles within the next two years. Other teams reported as candidates to move to L.A. include the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.
It has been reported that the Chargers could oppose another team moving to Los Angeles for economic reasons, but a source told Florio that the issue likely would be ironed out and noted the possibility of the Chargers getting a bigger percentage of the relocation fee than other teams.
Three-quarters of team owners would have to vote in favor of a team relocating.
Last week Brian Burwell of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that local officials could soon unveil plans for an open-air stadium in St. Louis. Burwell also wrote that he has heard "informed local rumblings" suggesting a relocation of the Rams is not as imminent as some reports suggest.
The Rams' lease at their current stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, expires after this season. Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since the Raiders and Rams left the city following the 1994 season.
- Chris Johnson