Report: Goodell says San Diego doesn’t have viable plan to keep Chargers
NFL owners have set a special meeting to deal with a possible relocation of teams to Los Angeles for Jan. 12-13 in Houston.
Seeking more information from the cities hoping to retain their franchises — St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego — and without a clear consensus on approval of either of the stadium proposals for LA, the owners essentially punted for five weeks.
The Rams, Raiders and Chargers are interested in moving to LA, which has not had an NFL franchise since the Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that it appears San Diego will not be able to present a viable plan in time to keep the Chargers, according to San Diego Union Tribune’s Kevin Acee.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is planning a billion-dollar stadium in Inglewood, California, while the Raiders and Chargers have a joint project in mind for nearby Carson.
Kroenke also is willing to share his proposed stadium with either the Chargers or Raiders.
"All the proposals must be in by the end of December," Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said, adding "it is the strong hope" of the league that the vote on relocation will come out of that meeting.
Colts owner Jimmy Irsay added that getting 24 owners to approve any of the proposals was a difficult chore.
"We want to hear more as we move forward in the next five weeks," he said. "I think there will be a vote (in January)."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.