Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with ESPN Radio Wednesday and said that he would like to see the San Diego Chargers stay in San Diego, and not move into a new Inglewood stadium with the Los Angeles Rams.
“We’d welcome any team to come here, but I love the idea of a great rivalry to the south,” Garcetti said per ESPN.com. “We wish them luck.”
Garcetti also mentioned that he hopes the Oakland Raiders stay in their home market as well.
Rams and Chargers officials met Monday to discuss a potential move-in deal, but both parties said all negotiations would be private.
Garcetti also lent some advice to cities who are trying to keep their NFL teams in their home markets.
“Don’t be so desperate for a sports franchise and don’t put your city in debt for decades,” he said per ESPN.
The Chargers are currently on the clock, and must decide whether to take $100 million from the NFL and find a way to build a stadium in San Diego, or move in with Stan Kroenke and the Rams in Inglewood.
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