Rams, Chargers, Raiders owners meet with league’s Los Angeles committee

AP

As the elephant in the room that is Los Angeles grows larger by the day, the league continues to get more updates on the possibilities.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the league held a meeting yesterday in New York to discuss the costs involved with the two proposed stadiums in L.A.

There were “home market” updates from St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego, with the owners of the Rams, Raiders and Chargers there. But the local leaders in each market trying to keep the teams (such as Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz in St. Louis) were not part of the meeting.

That in and of itself should tell you that the thrust of this meeting was more about Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood bid, as well as the shared-venture in Carson the Raiders and Chargers are discussing.

There were also presentations from the league to members of the league’s Los Angeles committee, which includes owners Clark Hunt (Kansas City), Robert Kraft (New England), John Mara (New York Giants), Bob McNair (Houston), Jerry Richardson (Carolina) and Art Rooney (Pittsburgh).

They’re also meeting on Aug. 11 in Chicago, giving the entire group a chance to hear more about the plans.

31 responses to “Rams, Chargers, Raiders owners meet with league’s Los Angeles committee

  1. While all three teams think a move to LA will make their franchise more valuable, what the league doesn’t want is to lose a top 20 market (St. Louis) to replace it with a top 5, not much of a net gain at all. The Bolts or Raiders moving to LA would not change the market much at all like the Rams moving to LA would. I wonder if the meeting is to see who gets the short straw.

  2. Like it or not I think it is just a matter of time before a team or teams relocate to LA. Now it is just a matter of time to see who gets there first.

  3. When will the talks be about what is really happening as opposed to these endless rounds of PR meetings to avoid blame for what we all know is going to happen? The Rams owner has the cash to do what he wants and so they are going to LA. The Chargers and Raiders don’t have enough to build their own stadium. They need public or NFL money and they still need for both to share a facility. Chances are, that is not happening and the Raiders will have a choice of moving to Santa Clara or perhaps to San Antonio. The Chargers will end up on the losing end of all this, even though it makes the most sense for them to go to LA. They could bring some of their fans with them and probably lure LA fans to buy tickets to San Diego games with the promise of preferred seating in their LA facility. The Chargers should dhare the Rams facility and the Raiders should move in with the Niners.

  4. move one to San Antonio…even if it is only to upset Boss Hog (Jerry Jones)!

  5. Step aside Bolts n Rams…. Los Angeles belongs to the Raiders! After all, the Raiders are the only team of the three that won a Super Bowl for Los Angeles. Plus, Al Davis was part of the birth of the NFL and the league owes the Raiders a new Stadium.

  6. The reason why there weren’t local leaders from Oakland trying to keep the team at the meeting is because there aren’t any local leaders from Oakland trying to keep the team.

  7. Kroenke will build in Inglewood with Chargers as tenants. In order to ensure it happens Kroenke will help fund an Oakland or Sacramento stadium project.

  8. Dog and Pony show. The NFL doesn’t really have the power to stop anyone from moving their team anywhere they want to.

    At some point they have to start convincing Kroenke to share his privately funded stadium with either the Chargers or Raiders leaving the odd man out trying to work a deal with their current city or St Louis.

  9. LET’S LOOK AT HISTORY:
    The Rams moved because they couldnt make money in LA; the Raiders moved in-then out of LA becasue they couldnt make any money there; and the LA Chargers moved out of LA because they couldnt make any money there.

    How many billionaires DONT see this?

  10. Also in attendance was Al Davis’ ghost, to remind the league what happened the last time the NFL told an owner that he couldn’t move his team…

  11. Funny how each of those teams have announced privately-funded proposed stadiums in LA with ZERO tax dollars for their lavish palaces. Yet, why is it they cry poor when they want a new stadium where their existing cities? Hypocrites and crooks.

  12. Plus, Al Davis was part of the birth of the NFL and the league owes the Raiders a new Stadium.

    1. Al Davis had nothing to do with the birth of the NFL, which existed before he was born.

    2. Al Davis defied the league over relocation issues. The other owners seem to view his son Mark as a better team player than Al was, but they certainly don’t feel any obligations to the Davis family.

    3. Chances of the Raiders becoming the only team in L.A. are zero. They are the only team involved that has no financial ability to build a stadium. The Raiders fit nicely riding along as the second team to either the Chargers or Rams, but not on their own.

    4. The Raider fanbase in Southern California is deep and passionate, but not broad. Among the general public, people are as likely to hate them as love them. The Raiders are therefore not a good fit to be the NFL’s main team in L.A., but they would work well as a secondary team. That’s more than can be said of the Chargers. Survey after survey shows that L.A. area fans want the RAMS. Except for the minority Raider community, they are pretty much indifferent to any other team coming there.

  13. LA fans do not care about their teams unless they are perpetual contenders. That can work in college football, NBA and MLB because of the structure of the sports.

    Look at the Lakers. They had a down year, as will happen in any sport, and even Superfan Jack Nicholson stopped going to games.

    Rams, Chargers and Raiders haven’t been contenders in 10 years at least and thus all would fail in LA. LA likes star players and none of those teams have a true star player (Rivers is overrated).

  14. LA is Raider Nation
    So many fans still in LA
    Raiders won a SB in LA

    There’s a ton of money in LA

    The only reason the Raiders left LA
    THEY WOULD NOT BUILD
    Al Davis his own press box
    look at history
    everyone knows who lived in LA
    WHAT THE TRUTH is!!!!

    Carson Raiders share with the DeadBolts =ok

    keep on haten haterzzzzzzzzz LOL

    RAIDERS 2015

    FOREVER A RAIDER

  15. A) Kronke sells Rams, builds a stadium in Los Angeles then buys Raiders and moves them there. Chargers stay in San Diego.

    B) Kronke moves Rams to LA. Chargers stay in San Diego. Raiders move to San Antonio.

    C) Raiders and Chargers move to Carson. Kronke moves to Inglewood.

    There’s no possibility of Raiders staying in Oakland or moving to LA without sharing a stadium with the Chargers.

  16. The Chargers will be left out in the cold and contract altogether, while no one cares.

  17. simon94022 says:
    Jun 11, 2015 12:45 PM
    Survey after survey shows that L.A. area fans want the RAMS. Except for the minority Raider community, they are pretty much indifferent to any other team coming there.

    The Oakland fans of the Raiders keep voting in those surveys.
    LA is Raidertown. There is literally NO Rams presence in LA anywhere. {{-_-}}

  18. The Raiders and Rams will have new venues, major difference from 20 plus years ago.

    1. L.A Raiders 2. L.A. Rams. 3 .Las Vegas Chargers

    Or.

    1. St. Louis Cardinals Football( New Venue) 2. Arizona Chargers(Take over semi new UOP Stadium.

    3. L.A. Raiders 4. L.A. Rams

    No Harm No Foul

  19. LET’S LOOK AT HISTORY:
    The Rams moved because they couldnt make money in LA; the Raiders moved in-then out of LA becasue they couldnt make any money there; and the LA Chargers moved out of LA because they couldnt make any money there.

    Actual history: LA last built a football stadium when Herbert Hoover was President of the United States. The Raiders and Rams both left LA because of stadium issues, and ONLY because of stadium issues. Nobody in the NFL questions the size and wealth of the market.

    And even with the stadium problems, neither team would have left had they been run by normal, competent business people. If the Giants and Jets had been owned by Georgia Frontierre and Al Davis, we might be talking today about the NFL trying to return to New York.

    The 1960 Chargers were a non-entity as a first year team in a start-up pro football league. The NFL Rams totally dominated the LA market at the time, and the AFL quickly realized it made more sense to move to the untapped nearby market in San Diego.

  20. One HUGE factor is which team do the people of the LA area want the most to come there?

    I guarantee you it’s the Raiders. Some say “It’s just old people who remember the Raiders good ole days who want them back”. Last I checked social media is a younger persons game and the Raiders were the most popular football team in the LA area according to a study by Facebook.

    The only LA people that don’t want them are the stuffed shirt elitist jerks who look down on the Raider fan “element” which is merely lightly veiled racism. That’s what they mean by that “element”. Idiots crapping their pants when they see a black or hispanic guy wearing a Raider cap. oh no..we can’t have “those people” going to football games and spoiling my suburban soccer mom experience.

    Ask LA what THEY WANT. Problem is they’re afraid of the answer.

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