No teams have announced plans to relocate, but several influential NFL owners told a Los Angeles newspaper that professional football is headed back to the City of Angels
“I really believe that in the next year we’ll have two teams in that market,” New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Monday during a break from the annual owners meetings, the Los Angeles Times reported. “I think there are good plans, we have a committee that’s working with the owners, and we have some real good options.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones echoed that “a solution is in the crosshairs,” The Times reported.
The NFL has ruled out any teams moving this season, but 2016 is a possibility. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke intends to build a football stadium as the centerpiece of a massive development at Hollywood Park. San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis have partnered to form a competing proposal in Carson.
On Saturday, supporters of the Carson stadium say they have significant signatures on a petition to send the project directly to the Carson City Council and avoid lengthy and expensive environmental reviews.
Kraft said that it might be just one team that relocates to L.A., but that two would be preferable, according to The Times.
“I think to support the financial commitment of doing the kind of stadium that’s necessary in L.A., you’ll need the resources of two teams,” he said, according to The Times.
— City News Service