Los Angeles Renews Efforts To Get One, Possibly Two NFL Teams
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A resolution, uring the NFL to bring back at least one, or possibly two teams to Los Angeles, has been backed by the Los Angeles City Council’s Economic Development Committee.
The resolution is now ready to go before the full City Council.
Councilman Tom LaBonge, the author of the resolution, said it “puzzles me why, out of 32 teams, one doesn’t want to come here to sunny Southern California.”
LaBonge’s resolution declares interest in making Los Angeles a two-team city, while local football enthusiasts have struggled getting even one team to stay.
Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL, said that the league is keeping its eye on Los Angeles.
“We continue to closely monitor all stadium developments in the Los Angeles area,” McCarthy said.
LaBonge, meanwhile, has stated that his “real hope is the league expands” from 32 to 34 teams, allowing Los Angeles to get its own team or teams, rather than getting teams from other cities.
The St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are all considered likely candidates to relocate due to the idea that they may be interested in upgrading their stadium facilities.
All three of those teams are former residents of Los Angeles.