Last week, the NFL voted to send the St. Louis Rams back to Los Angeles to play in a brand new stadium complex in Inglewood that will be the biggest in the league when it opens in 2019. (Ticket presales for the Los Angeles Rams' 2016 season, which will probably be played at the LA Memorial Coliseum, began yesterday.) The NFL also gave the San Diego Chargers one year to decide if they want to move in with the Rams in Inglewood.
At last week's team owner meeting, Rams owner/stadium developer Stan Kroenke said the Chargers have the choice of "either a partnership in the stadium as an owner, or we've offered the lease arrangement." Chargers owner Dean Spanos hasn't seemed enthusiastic about sharing the Inglewood stadium in the past, but offered up this illuminating peak into his mind: "I'm going to look at all our options … I'm going to take a little bit of time here. We do have some options. It's very difficult to say right now, 'I'm going to do this' or 'I'm going to do that.'"
Like that's not juicy enough, last evening the Rams and Chargers released a joint statement saying absolutely nothing at all.
Was this the "first meeting" about sharing the Inglewood stadium? Maybe! Was it the "first meeting" about a surprise party they're planning for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's birthday? Could be!
· Take a Good Look Around Los Angeles's Future NFL Stadium [Curbed LA]
· Proposal Emerges For Chargers and Rams to Share New NFL Stadium in Inglewood [Curbed LA]