Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis stadiums ‘inadequate’
NEW YORK – Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are “inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty.
A person who has seen the report told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the NFL commissioner sent a 48-page report to team owners and cited a lack of longer-term solutions in plans to build new facilities. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not released details of the report.
The Los Angeles Times first reported Goodell’s comments.
A special owners meeting is scheduled next week, and relocation by one or two of those teams to Los Angeles will be discussed, quite possibly voted on. All three franchises applied for relocation last week.
Goodell did not draw any conclusions on which teams should move, nor did he recommend either of two stadium sites being proposed.