The NFL hasn’t had a team in Los Angeles since 1994. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says fans in L.A. want to change that.
Goodell said at the league meeting that he believes the fans want a team to move back to Los Angeles, but that the league needs to get the right stadium deal before that happens.
“We’ve been very open that if we had the right opportunity to be back in Los Angeles with the right formula, meaning a stadium, most importantly,” Goodell said. “We know there are millions of fans who want a team there. We would love to do that, but it has to be successful. We are going to do it right if we are going to do it. There are different proposals out there and different opportunities but not one that we are focused on and can say that we have the right solution yet. We’re not there.”
Millions of fans wanting a team in Los Angeles is less important than finding someone to pay for a stadium in Los Angeles. So far, that’s the element the NFL hasn’t been able to find.