Earlier today, the 32 NFL owners got together in Houston and discussed which of the three teams that have applied for relocation to Los Angeles should be allowed to move.
For months, it has been a political battle between the Carson site, which is a joint-effort to relocate the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to a shared stadium, and the Inglewood site, which is a single-team effort to relocate the St. Louis Rams back to Los Angeles.
Yesterday, there were rumors that the six-person Los Angeles Relocation Committee were going to recommend that the Rams and Chargers partner up in Inglewood, California.
Today, Sports Business Daily is reporting that the committee recommended that the owners vote for the Carson stadium project instead of the Inglewood stadium project. It’s not yet known if this is a recommendation for the Chargers and Raiders to both be allowed to relocate to Los Angeles, but it would be surprising if a project that has been tied to those two teams for so long were recommended with a different team involved.
A recommendation doesn’t mean much, although there are plenty of influential owners on the committee. The other NFL owners still have to vote, and the teams that are allowed to relocate still need to get a 3/4 majority to move.
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