Relocation of a team to Los Angeles and construction of a stadium in St. Louis are on the agenda as National Football League owners meet this week in San Francisco. No votes or presentations will take place, but there could be movement on a couple of fronts.
For one, results are expected soon from market assessment surveys conducted in St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego — all homes of teams that are interested in new stadiums or in relocating to Los Angeles — as well as Inglewood, Calif., and Carson, Calif., which are potential Southern California destinations for those teams.
Plus, the timeline could be moved up for relocation to Los Angeles. As it stands now, teams interested in moving to Southern California would not be able to apply for a move until the start of 2016.
St. Louis has proposed construction of a riverfront football stadium, expected to cost nearly $1 billion, in hopes of keeping the Rams in town. Meanwhile, Rams owner Stan Kroenke is part of a group planning a $1 billion stadium project in Inglewood.