Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams about an NFL team potentially relocating to Los Angeles. He said that stadium development “has advanced to the point where the prospects for a new facility are better than they have been in many years.”
Sam Farmer of The Los Angeles Times obtained the memo, which was sent Friday, and wrote that it appeared Goodell’s intent was to explain the rules of relocation.
The league, not an individual franchise, will control the process of relocating to Los Angeles. Goodell wrote that a team must submit its application to be considered for relocation between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15 of 2013.
Goodell referenced the proposal by AEG for a stadium in downtown Los Angeles and Ed Roski’s concept in the City of Industry, Farmer wrote.
When the Los Angeles market returns to the NFL, it could have two teams.
"Consistent with our long-standing view, we have made it clear that any stadium seeking investment support from the 32 member clubs should preserve a viable option of being able to host two teams at appropriate times and on appropriate terms,” Goodell wrote in the memo.
Teams that are considered candidates to move to Los Angeles include the Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Jaguars, although new Jaguars owner Shad Khan has said that his team will remain in Jacksonville.
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