Los Angeles Could Have an NFL Team Within Two Years (Report)
The Rams, Raiders and Chargers are among the teams that could make the move
The NFL could be returning to Los Angeles within the next two years, according to NBC Sports.
The report cited an anonymous league source who said that the plan is to send one, or possibly two, teams back to L.A. within the next 12-24 months.
According to NBC Sports, the teams that could make the move include the St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers, all of which have been based in Los Angeles at some point in their histories.
The Raiders' stadium lease is up after the current season, while the Rams can leave St. Louis without penalty after each season. The Chargers could relocate by paying a relocation fee that decreases every year.
The NFL is reportedly looking at moving one of the teams in the 2015 or '16 offseason. That team would play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena or the L.A. Coliseum as a new stadium is built.
NBC Sports reported that possible L.A. venues for the team include the AEG project at L.A. Live in downtown, the land that was recently bought by Rams owner Stan Kroenke at Hollywood Park, and Chavez Ravine, along with a couple other undisclosed locations.
Los Angeles has been without an NFL team for nearly 20 years: The Rams and Raiders left L.A. following the 1994 season. Meanwhile, the Chargers played one season in Los Angeles as a charter member of the American Football League in 1960.
L.A. also is home to an Arena Football League team, the Los Angeles Kiss, which plays at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Also, Vince McMahon launched the unsuccessful XFL, which included the Los Angeles Xtreme and lasted only one season, in 2001. That teamed played in the Coliseum.