Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Chargers, Jaguars, Vikings, Rams & Raiders Among Football Teams that Could Move to SoCal

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Although the proposed football stadium in the city of Industry awaits an important, yet possibly disastrous environmental vote in the State Senate, planners are eying what teams they could bring to Los Angeles County.

"The Los Angeles Times declares the San Diego Chargers the frontrunner 'because the Chargers have a window each year to get out of their Qualcomm Stadium lease without the threat of a lawsuit,'" notes Field of Schemes, a sports stadium blog. "The Jacksonville Jaguars, who are blacking out their entire season on TV thanks to poor ticket sales, are considered next most likely, with the Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders earning honorable mention."

In another post, the blog adds in the San Francisco 49ers " if a vote for a new stadium in Santa Clara fails."

The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Stadium developer "[Ed] Roski is a friend of the Spanos family," who own the Chargers.

Support for LAist comes from

Meanwhile, Roski, who lost $1 billion in personal wealth this last year, is pitching the rich in Orange County for lucrative tickets sales.