Three NFL teams are flirting with Los Angeles – the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders, and the St. Louis Rams. Which one do you think makes the most sense?
Three National Football League teams have shown an interest in relocating to Los Angeles, the nation’s 2nd largest television market – the Oakland Raiders, the St. Louis Rams, and the San Diego Chargers.
All 3 of these American football teams once called the City of Angles home: the Los Angeles Rams from 1946 to 1994, the Los Angeles Chargers for one season in 1960, and Los Angeles Raiders from 1982 to 1994.
And all 3 of these football teams have a significant fan base in Los Angeles.
The Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams page on Facebook has more than 56,000 likes against 37,700 likes for the Keep the Rams in St. Louis fan page.
Compare that to the 7,777 plus likes on the Bring Back the Los Angeles Raiders fan page. There are only 624 likes on the Bring Back the Los Angeles Chargers fan page. (These figures are as of 18 December 2015.)
Are the Rams moving to LA? That’s what Los Angeles Rams fans hope and St Louis Rams fans dread. It could happen if a St Louis Rams stadium doesn’t materialize in the Show Me State.
Are the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers moving to LA? Will the 2 American football teams share a football stadium in Carson? Or might one of them share a Rams stadium in Inglewood?
St Louis Rams Stadium
The city of St. Louis committed on 18 December 2015 to spending US$150 million to build a new NFL stadium — even though there’s no NFL team committed to playing in St. Louis.
Talk of an Oakland Raiders stadium in Oakland is still just talk, but talk of a Chargers stadium in San Diego has a bit more teeth to it.
Could Los Angeles get one, 2, or even all 3 of these National Football League teams back?
Not that the NFL has ever shown much interest in what the fans think, but what DO the fans think?