NFL owners will formally convene in Chicago on Tuesday for a special league meeting focused on Los Angeles relocation.
There will be no final decisions emerging from this meeting, though updates will be shared on home market stadium efforts and LA proposals for the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and the Raiders. Those three teams have eyes on LA, and one or two of them could be playing in the nation’s second-largest media market as early as 2016.
The city of San Diego will update their efforts to keep the Chargers in town at these meetings. St. Louis is going full speed ahead on building an NFL stadium in its city, and using some public funds to do so. Oakland-Alameda County officials will not update East Bay effort because, well, there isn’t much to update. A stadium meeting with the NFL at the Raiders training facility didn’t show much progress.
According to the Los Angeles Times, which obtained memos about the format of this Chicago meeting, reports that owners will hear updates from NFL officials on home market progress Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego.
A memo obtained by the Times includes a summary of each proposal, and states “No specific proposal has been made to the Raiders or the League office.”
Terms of a relocation fee will also be discussed.
Each team eying Los Angeles will update their efforts to move there. The Rams have a stadium proposal in the works for Inglewood. The Chargers and Raiders have gone in on a privately-financed, $1.7 billion shared stadium in Carson. Raiders owner Mark Davis, Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Carson stadium frontman Carmen Policy, former 49ers president, will pitch the virtues of their project.
This meeting will set the stage for future meetings in October and December, as the NFL gets closer to a decision on the strong possibility of moving a team back to Los Angeles.