The NFL is many things to many people.
But could it be a landlord for a team in Los Angeles?
According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the NFL is considering financing and owning a stadium in the Los Angeles area, though that’s just one of the scenarios on the table.
The NFL, Farmer reports, is “evaluating” a number of stadium locations in Los Angeles.
The NFL hasn’t had a team in Los Angeles since 1994. And as the Times details in its piece, any NFL-owned stadium would have to work both for the tenants and the league.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the Times he would be in favor of a league-owned Los Angeles stadium.
“Whatever gets us a team in L.A., that would be awesome. That might be the solution. Whatever it takes, I know I’d be willing to support,” Kraft said, per the Times.
This much is certain: were the league to build and own a stadium, it would be a regular in the Super Bowl-hosting rotation. The last Super Bowl in the Los Angeles area was in 1993, when the Cowboys beat the Bills in Super Bowl XXVII.