Special NFL owners meeting on LA set for Aug. 11

CHICAGO (AP) NFL owners will hold a special meeting about a potential relocation of a team or teams to Los Angeles on Aug. 11 in Chicago.

The need for such a meeting became clear after the 32 owners were updated last month on stadium developments both in Los Angeles and in the three cities with teams interested in moving: San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland.

Owners will receiver further updates on those three markets, but are not expected to approve either of the proposed stadium sites in the LA area in August. They will discuss moving up the timeframe for the Chargers, Rams and Raiders to apply to relocate, but almost certainly won't take action on that until their October meetings in New York. The window for application begins in January, but could be moved up into the fall.

Instead, the Chicago gathering will be a fact-finding meeting to help set an agenda for October.

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