NFL owners to meet in August, discuss Los Angeles relocation
NFL owners will meet in Chicago in August to discuss the situation regarding a potential franchise relocation to Los Angeles, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
According to the report, May's Spring League meeting revealed enough interest in a move for the league to coordinate another meeting with ownership. Los Angeles, home to the Rams from 1946-1994 and the Raiders from 1982-1994, is the second-largest U.S. market.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport previously reported the owners would meet August 11, and he is now reporting that the meeting will take place in Chicago. Rapoport indicated that while no major news is expected to come from these discussions, the conference will be a "timeline and process update" to discuss the progression of home markets toward keeping their teams.
Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis are the teams most closely associated with relocation to Los Angeles. Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans on building an NFL stadium in nearby Inglewood, Ca., and the Chargers and Raiders have collaborated on a joint stadium project in Carson.
Reports have indicated the league hopes to move into the L.A. market as soon as the 2016 season.
- Jeremy Woo