NFL owners hoping to set LA vote deadline at meetings

Picture of proposed stadium

IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL owners began meeting Wednesday on potential relocation of teams to Los Angeles knowing that a vote is still a month or more away.

The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are interested in moving to LA, which has not had an NFL franchise since the Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season. Rams owner Stan Kroenke is planning a billion-dollar stadium in Inglewood, California, while the Raiders and Chargers have a joint project in mind for nearby Carson.

To get a team or two back to LA by the 2016 season, the league likely needs to make a decision in January or, at the latest, mid-February. The owners hope to set a vote deadline during these meetings, but no vote will be taken at any time if a stalemate is likely.

Relocation approval would require 24 of the 32 owners.

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