The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams all officially filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday evening. The requests will be reviewed by NFL staff late this week, and an official all-owner meeting is expected to take place next Thursday, during which a final vote will take place to decide which, if any, franchise will be allowed to move.
The Oakland Raiders have officially filed an application to relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area.
The Raiders filed the papers Monday night to go back to Los Angeles for the second time. The team left Oakland following the 1981 season before returning from Los Angeles in 1995.
Owner Mark Davis wants to partner with the division rival San Diego Chargers to build a stadium in Carson. The Chargers and St. Louis Rams also filed a relocation application Monday night.
The Chargers, who have played in San Diego for 55 seasons, announced the filing Monday night.
In a video posted on the team’s website, chairman Dean Spanos blamed “the inability of the city at the political level to get any kind of public funding or any kind of vote to help subsidize a stadium.”
The Chargers walked away from negotiations with the city and county in mid-June.