Rams, Raiders join Chargers in filing for relocation to Los Angeles
All three franchises that are interested in moving to Los Angeles have now submitted their applications for relocation to the league.
The NFL released a statement Monday night confirming that they have received the official relocation petitions from the Chargers, Rams, and Raiders.
“Three teams – the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers – each submitted applications to our office today to relocate their franchises to the Los Angeles area beginning with the 2016 season. Each team submitted the appropriate documentation in support of its application as required by the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations.
“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).”
The Chargers announced their intentions with comments from team owner Dean Spanos on the reasons why he was seeking to move up the road from San Diego to Los Angeles.
The Rams statement was much more succinct.
“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.”
The Raiders have yet to release a comment on their submission.