LOS ANGELES (KRON) — It appears the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are headed to Los Angeles.
Reports out of Tuesday’s owners meetings in Houston says that the group prefers placing a team at the proposed site in Carson.
“The Carson presentation was made by Disney Chairman Robert Iger, who would oversee the development of the stadium if owners approve the plan. Chargers owner Dean Spanos also made what was said to be an impassioned plea on behalf of his family. The owners also received the recommendation of the league’s committee on Los Angeles: The six-member committee recommended the Carson project,” a report on NFL.com said.
A special owners meeting was scheduled Wednesday to vote on whether to allow the Raiders, Chargers and St. Louis Rams to move. All three teams filed a relocation application the day after the NFL regular season was officially over.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to build a stadium in Inglewood.
Three-fourths of the owners of the league’s 32 teams must approve any team moves.
Raiders owner Mark Davis is willing to partner with division rival Chargers to build a stadium in Carson. On Monday, it was reported that there was a compromise solution in the works possibly pairing the Rams and Chargers at the Inglewood stadium while the Raiders stay put in Oakland.
“When the meeting opened on Tuesday, that compromise — which would have the Chargers either as partners with Kroenke or as his tenant — was seen as the only proposal that could garner the 24 votes necessary for approval. Without it, ownership is divided between the Carson and Inglewood proposals and neither side is thought to have the 24 votes for approval,” NFL.com reported.
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