San Diego Chargers File For Relocation to L.A.

Mark Fabiani, point person for the San Diego Chargers, stated that the team plans to file for relocation to Los Angeles when the league opens the application window in January, and it will be decided by a vote. The primary reason is stadium issues and many of proceedings towards the team are in the L.A. area.

The Chargers, the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams are all expected to file relocation papers in January, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney told The Los Angeles Times earlier this month.

Rooney is one of six owners who make up the committee on Los Angeles opportunities.

Teams interested in filing for relocation have traditionally been able to do it between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15. Teams are required to receive a three-fourths vote from NFL owners — or 24 of 32 owners — in order to be approved for relocation.

NFL owners are scheduled to meet again in Dallas in December with  two Los Angeles proposals on the line.

Los Angeles has not had an NFL team since the Rams and Raiders departed for St. Louis and Oakland back  in 1995.

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