Roger Goodell Says The Stadiums In Oakland, San Diego, And St. Louis Are Not Sufficient For Professional Football
LA Times- The current stadiums in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego are "unsatisfactory and inadequate," and the proposed solutions are not viable to keep the Raiders, Rams and Chargers in their home markets, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a report distributed Saturday to all 32 teams.
The contents of the 48-page report were disclosed to The Times by someone who has seen it but is not authorized to discuss it publicly.
The intent of the report is to establish facts about the home markets, as the league views them, heading into a special meeting in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday to resolve the two-decade L.A. vacancy.
The report does not give teams the green light to move to Los Angeles — that will be determined by owners' voting — but establishes that the home markets have failed to provide stadium solutions.
Can you believe that? Out of all the stadiums in the National Football League, it's only the three that are currently home to the teams attempting to relocate to Los Angeles that are unsatisfactory. What incredible luck! It's no secret that the Roger Goodell has wanted to move at least one team to Southern California for some time now so it shouldn't surprising that so many franchises are chomping at the bit to do so. However, for every last one of those franchises to play in a venue that's unfit for professional football? What are the odds of that happening?! That makes these negotiations wayyyy easier to navigate. If Roger wasn't already making $40 million dollars a year to occasionally suspend someone I would say he should try his hot hand at Powerball. The guys is rolling nothing but 7's right now. Three teams that could potentially become more profitable to the NFL by moving to a larger market, and coincidentally we JUST figured out that all of their working conditions are inadequate? That's a little thing we call fate. The Chargers, Raiders, and Rams are basically playing in death traps and we didn't even realize it until proposals to open up billion dollar stadiums in Inglewood and Carson became realistic. Can't ignore a sign that bright. Goodell isn't a villain for leaving three fanbases high and dry, he's a hero for trying to find a safer home for their players. This is like trying to choose which girl you want to date and then they all tell you they are polygamists. The potential for THREE different teams in LA?! Talk about having your cake and exploiting it too. Roger Goodell's options are endless, and it's a result of nothing other than good old fashioned serendipity.