For 15 years, the Los Angeles Rams played in Anaheim. They apparently won’t be returning.
Angels Stadium likely won’t be submitting a proposal to serve as temporary host for an NFL team in L.A., according to Scott Reid of the Orange County Register.
Stadium officials cited scheduling conflicts between baseball and football for September and October games.
With the Rose Bowl also out, it leaves the Coliseum, Dodgers Stadium, and the StubHub Center as the potential options for short-term locations for one or two teams that move to L.A. as their new stadium is being built.
Under the lease to USC, the Coliseum can be used for only one NFL team. But that lease can be changed, especially if someone is willing to pay a lot of money to USC to persuade them to change it.
Of course, Angels Stadium may be trying to do the same thing, playing coy in order to get the NFL to make concessions — or to kick in more cash.
The most intriguing option for a temporary L.A. NFL home continues to be the StubHub Center, which currently has 27,000 seats. AEG, which runs the facility, has not yet decided whether to submit a proposal.
The Raiders, Rams, and Chargers currently are angling for a potential return to Los Angeles, the city where each team once resided.