The St. Louis Rams are the team the National Football League considers most likely to relocate to Los Angeles, according to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, as reported by Sports Illustrated today (October 20).
Florio says the 60-acre plot Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased in Inglewood is the most likely place for a Rams stadium. The Los Angeles City Council meets tomorrow to consider a deal for a team relocation, according to Sports Illustrated.
If Florio's report is true, where does this leave the Chargers? The team claims it gets 30 percent of its revenue from the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. Many suspect that the league will want to place two teams in the L.A. market. This could mean the Chargers, who earlier could not reach an agreement to go to L.A., may make concessions to be the second team to relocate there. (The third team said to be in the running is the Oakland Raiders who, like the Rams, were once based in L.A.)
Another possible site for the stadium would be next to the L.A. Convention Center. This has been under discussion for a long time. Last week, Anschutz Entertainment Group received a six-month extension to identify a team for the downtown site.