According to Jason La Canfora, Chargers’ ownership remains in close contract with Rams owner Stan Kroenke regarding a possible move to Los Angeles.
La Canfora says that the tenor of those conversations has continued to improve and there’s now a “strong chance” of the relocation fee for the Chargers to relocate to L.A. being decreased.
Sources have told La Canfora that Kroenke is “uniquely motivated” to move the process along, as the Rams can’t begin selling personal seat licenses and suite deals until there’s closer regarding whether the Chargers or Raiders will be joining them.
There has been talk about the Chargers requesting an extension to decide whether to join the Rams, but La Canfora says that this would likely create some repercussions.
If the Chargers were to leave San Diego next year, La Canfora mentions that they’ve already been investigating the possibility of playing games at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, which would serve as a temporary home for the franchise.
Last week, Rams executive Kevin Demoff told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that the Chargers and Rams are discussing a possible deal regarding the Chargers joining the Rams in Los Angeles.
“There are no hurdles to any deal,” Demoff said. “The relationship between the two owners is in a good place and, I believe the Chargers feel welcomed. Nothing stands in their way of moving if that is what they want to do. I would also say we have no insight on what their decision will be. It’s only that we have worked hard to make sure their L.A. option is a good one.”
We’ll have more regarding the Chargers and a new stadium as the news is available.