Kevin Acee of the Union Tribune reports that the Rams, Raiders and Chargers have all filed for relocation to Los Angeles ahead of today’s deadline.
Here’s the statement from the NFL:
“The applications will be reviewed this week by league staff and three league committees that will meet in New York on Wednesday and Thursday — the Los Angeles Opportunities, Stadium, and Finance committees. The applications will be presented for consideration at next week’s league meeting in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs (24 of 32).“
Here’s the statement released by the Chargers:
“We have tried for more than 14 years, through nine separate proposals and seven different mayors, to create a world-class stadium experience for fans in San Diego. Despite these efforts, there is still no certain, actionable solution to the stadium problem. We are sad to have reached this point.“
The Rams have also released a statement as well:
“The St. Louis Rams informed the National Football League today that the Rams propose to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The relocation would be effective for the 2016 NFL League Year.”
Recent reports continue to suggest that the Chargers are likely the favorites to end up playing in L.A. next year, but they’ll need 24 votes to make the move and there are still logistical issues that need to be sorted out.
According to Ian Rapoport, the relocation fee to move to Los Angeles will be $550 million per team. However, NFL owners are expected to help out whoever gets left out.
We’ll have more regarding the Chargers, Raiders and Rams relocating to Los Angeles as the news is available.