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RACE TO L.A.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

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May 11, 2015

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RACE TO L.A.

After 20 years without a pro football team, Los Angeles has two stadium plans in the works and three teams—the Chargers, Raiders and Rams—considering a move to the city. On April 28, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in, saying that only one of the two projects will go forward. A vote, which requires a "yes" from 24 of the 32 NFL owners, could take place as soon as the fall. Here's a breakdown of the proposals.

This is an article from the May 11, 2015 issue Original Layout

Location: Carson, on a former landfill along the 405 freeway

Current status: approved by the city; plans in development; aiming to break ground this year

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Chargers and RaidersHOME TEAMRams (maybe also the Chargers or Raiders)
The Chargers, the city and Starwood CapitalDEVELOPERStan Kroenke, Rams owner
$1.7 billionCOST$1.86 billion
70,000CAPACITY80,000
The Raiders played in L.A. from 1982 to '94UPSIDEThe Rams played in L.A. from 1946 to '94
Chargers also considering a new venue in San DiegoHURDLESSt. Louis is offering a new $1 billion stadium

Location: Inglewood, 10 miles southwest of downtown

Current status: approved by the city; detailed plans are finished

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