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Old 24.01.2019, 02:58 PM
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If it was the just the Rams moving back to LA there wouldn't have been that much of a problem. With the Raiders and Chargers having their stadium issues as well, the NFL was in a bit of a bind looking to accommodate the three California teams at the same time. In terms of fan base, having the Raiders back in LA would have been the best solution, and the committee did vote for the Raiders/Chargers proposal. But as always, money wins out and Kroenke got his way.
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Old 25.01.2019, 01:26 AM
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If it was the just the Rams moving back to LA there wouldn't have been that much of a problem. With the Raiders and Chargers having their stadium issues as well, the NFL was in a bit of a bind looking to accommodate the three California teams at the same time. In terms of fan base, having the Raiders back in LA would have been the best solution, and the committee did vote for the Raiders/Chargers proposal. But as always, money wins out and Kroenke got his way.
And ultimately I think Kroenke's bid was far more sound. He had the land and all the funding in place. There were big question marks over the Raiders affording their plan in particular. But the thing is that the Rams could just have had that stadium on their own and would have been fine with it.

I quite like the idea of the Raiders in Vegas, I have to say. The Raiders brand is strong and wherever they are they'll always be the Raiders and the fans will go watch them.

The Chargers is the one that isn't working. I reckon one day the Spanos family will sell up at less money than they probably banked on and someone will take them back to San Diego with a newly built privately financed stadium that will get itself into the regular Super Bowl rotation.
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