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).
In other news, the NFL has a Los Angeles Opportunities committee.
The amusing aspect of this, of course, is that all three of those teams used to be in Los Angeles, though the Chargers were there for only a single season (1960, and they were still in the AFL then). I doubt all three of them will move, but what about two? Hey, it sort of works in New York.