ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Rams will move to Los Angeles while the Chargers will get the first opportunity to be the second team in L.A. in 2017. After that, the Raiders would get the next chance at relocating to the Los Angeles.
- Sam Farmer reports that 30 teams voted in favor of the Rams’ relocation with two opposed.
- Jason La Canfora reports that the USC has signed off on two NFL teams sharing the L.A. Coliseum starting as soon as 2016.
- Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told reporters that the Raiders or Chargers will receive an additional $100 million toward a stadium, if they remain where they are. (Jason La Canfora)
- Ross added that the Chargers could get more time to work out a deal in San Diego. (Jason Cole)
Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Rams will be moving back to Los Angeles following the latest vote from NFL team owners.
- Charles Robinson reports that the Raiders have agreed to back out of their partnership with the Chargers, which means the Chargers will join the Rams in Los Angeles.
- According to Jason La Canfora, the Raiders will receive additional loan money earmarked for a future stadium in their home market once the agreement is official.
- Bonsignore mentions that with the Raiders bowing out of the L.A. talks, he expects there to be a lot of talk about the Raiders moving to San Diego.
- Interestingly enough, Bonsignore reports that the Chargers are pretty angry at how this situation has turned out.
The first vote from NFL owners produced 21 votes in favor of their Inglewood project, so after further deliberations, it appeared that it was going to be the Chargers and Rams in L.A.
It will be interesting to see if the Chargers plan to join the Rams right away or hold off until 2017, which had been proposed by some members of the media.
Earlier in the day, the L.A. committee backed the Carson project in a 5-1 vote. However, it appears as though this wound up having little impact on the final between NFL owners.
Some of the most influential NFL owners had maintained that it was best for the league to go with Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood project for a variety of reasons including his plot of land, experience, and deep pockets to help cover costs to pull this off.
Albert Breer reports that the Inglewood stadium is expected to open in 2019, assuming that this deal goes through.
We’ll have more updates as the news is available.