teams – the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers – each
submitted applications to our office today to relocate their franchises to the
Los Angeles area beginning with the 2016 season. Each team submitted the
appropriate documentation in support of its application as required by the NFL
Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations.
The applications will be reviewed this week by league staff and three league
committees that will meet in New York on Wednesday and Thursday -- the Los
Angeles Opportunities, Stadium, and Finance committees. The applications will
be presented for consideration at next week’s league meeting in Houston on
Tuesday and Wednesday. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative
vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs (24 of 32).