January 05, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Rams, Chargers, Raiders file for relocation to Los Angeles
The St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders all want to go to Hollywood. The three NFL teams all filed for application for relocation to Los Angeles. The NFL said the teams filed the "appropriate documentation in support of its application, as required by the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations." The Chargers explained their decision with owner Dean Spanos doing a video. "It was very difficult to come to this decision," Spanos said. "It's been 14 years that we've been working very hard to try and get something done here. We've had nine different proposals that we've made, and all of them were basically rejected by the city. "Over 25 percent of our business comes from Riverside County, Orange County and the Los Angeles County area. Another team or teams going in there would have a huge impact on that. I think that is what really was the catalyst that got this whole thing going because when the Rams decided to make their move there, this was a move to protect our business more than anything, so we find ourselves where we do right now." The Rams said: "The St. Louis Rams informed the National Football League today that the Rams propose to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The relocation would be effective for the 2016 NFL League Year." And the Raiders said: "In accordance with the relocation policies, the Oakland Raiders submitted a relocation package to the NFL. The matter is now in the hands of the NFL's owners. An owners' meeting is scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas, on January 12 and 13, 2016." The vote is expected to be held Jan. 12-13 in Houston at an NFL owners meeting. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.