NFL owners are reportedly preparing a pitch to the Chargers to keep them in San Diego as the league sours on Los Angeles

Business Insider | 1/12/2017 | Emmett Knowlton
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A number of NFL owners will reportedly meet in New York City on Wednesday as part of the league's stadium and finance committees. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, owners in attendance will attempt to finalize a last-minute pitch to prevent the San Diego Chargers from joining the Rams in Los Angeles.

Chargers owner Dean Spanos has until Monday to decide whether to relocate his team up the California coast.

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Because of the Rams' disappointing first season in LA, which featured poor attendance and uninspiring TV ratings, La Canfora reports that NFL owners are worried about having a second team in the same market.

Writes La Canfora:

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"The Rams have had a rough first season in Los Angeles and are already engaged in a coaching search, and the ratings in that market were not what some might have hoped for, as well. With both the Rams and Chargers rebuilding and searching for coaches, the timing is less than ideal for another team to join that market."

As such, owners are likely to offer Spanos some sort of financial subsidy in order to improve the Chargers' current stadium in San Diego. This would buy both parties time. That said, La Canfora reports that a potential economic...
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