Decision today or tomorrow
NFL owners are meeting RIGHT NOW to decide if after 20 years, professional football will come back to Los Angeles.
As you have no doubt heard, the hopeful teams are the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers. Which team, if any, will be chosen? We'll find out soon. It is hard to conceive how much ground work has preceded the pending announcement and how much there is left to do. Relocating a franchise is a huge deal!
The league and owners of the NFL teams are meeting in Houston January 12 (today) and 13 to decide who (if any ) of the three teams -- Oakland, St. Louis, or San Diego -- will be permitted to move to the L.A. area. They could also decide to wait on a decision for another year.
More than one possible outcome
One team could be relocated and go to Inglewood. Two teams could be moved to Carson. Or, no teams at all and everyone stays put. If the decision is made to relocate, a stadium will have to be built, but plans are already in place and space has been cleared.
The historic Coliseum would be a temporary home for the Rams until a new, nearly 2 billion dollar, stadium is built. Decked out in blue and gold, fans of the Los Angeles Rams rallied outside the LA Memorial Coliseum in support of the possible return of their favorite team. The Raiders and the Chargers also have very enthusiastic local fans who want to see NFL football return to the L.A. area..
- St. Louis Rams' new stadium
- Proposed site is Hollywood Park, 4 miles east of LAX
- Proposal includes an entertainment complex with over 2,000 residential units. This project is currently underway and is not contingent on the NFL's decision. See construction for performance venue, retail, parks, and homes here.
- Note: In 2014, Inglewood saw 120 new businesses open and was named Neighborhood of the Year by real estate blog Curbed L.A. There seems to be a more vibrant art scene, and the LA Metro is building a Crenshaw/LAX line. Additionally, Google has expanded its physical offices to a huge compound within a few miles of the proposed stadium site. Moving forward, the housing market in the area could change dramatically.
- Oakland's and San Diego's new stadium (shared)
- Proposed site is where Interstates 405 and 110 meet
NFL fans this is very exciting and the latest news will be broadcast as soon as it is available.
Decision time for NFL - bring a team back to LA?