Oakland Raiders File Application To Move To Los Angeles

As expected, the Oakland Raiders are one of three National Football League teams that have submitted applications to relocate their franchises to the Los Angeles area beginning this fall.

The other teams that filed papers on Monday for a move to Los Angeles were the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers, NFL officials said.

Raiders owner Mark Davis is actively exploring the possibility of moving the Raiders to Carson, a Los Angeles suburb, to share a new stadium with the Chargers.

The Rams are thinking of moving to a new stadium in Inglewood, which is also in the Los Angeles area.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement, “Each team submitted the appropriate documentation in support of its application as required by the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations.”

McCarthy said the applications will be reviewed this week by league staff and three league committees — the Los Angeles Opportunities, Stadium and Finance committees — that will meet in New York on Wednesday and Thursday.

He said the applications then will be presented for consideration at a meeting of all team owners in Houston on Jan. 12 and 13.

It takes a vote by 24 of the NFL’s 32 teams to approve any moves, according to McCarthy.

Raiders officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment today.

Jeff Shuttleworth, Bay City News

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  • MartinbGood

    Its like your girl leaves you for another guy (LA) then comes back 15 years later and then leaves you for the same guy 20 years later. Screw the NFL there is no loyalty so i’m done i will not follow the NFL anymore if the Raiders move. The NFL is a money pig and doesn’t really care about the fans. they’re a billion dollar industry that wants to grow over seas but takes a team away from some of the most loyal fans in all of sports i can understand this….