NFL owners express desire for January L.A. relocation vote

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Two members of NFL Los Angeles committee want January vote
Wednesday December 2nd, 2015

NFL owners, including New York Giants owner John Mara, have expressed a desire for the Los Angeles relocation vote to take place in January 2016, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A decision could be reached about when the much anticipated vote will take place at the owner’s meeting on Wednesday in Dallas.

“It’s my hope that we’re going to have a vote in January,” Mara said. “This needs to get done. Because whoever it’s going to be needs to start gearing up for next year. You can’t go too much longer than that and be ready to play a season in 2016 in a different place.”

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt shared Mara’s opinion and added that a January vote is a “likelihood.…but it’s not a certainty.”

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The three teams vying for a spot in the coveted Los Angeles market are the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams. The possibility of L.A. becoming a two-team market is still on the table.

Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since 1995, when the Raiders moved back to Oakland and the Rams moved to St. Louis.

Any team that wants to relocate requires approval from two-thirds of the league’s 32 owners.

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