The NFL has announced that the window to apply for relocation will open for teams on January 4th, 2016. The Chargers are expected to apply, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Twitter).
Here are some more notes concerning NFL relocation:
- The NFL sent a letter to home town stadium efforts, announcing that it had extended the deadline for proposals by two days to December 30th, according to David Hunn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter).
- Hunn posted a picture of the letter on Twitter, highlighting that the NFL was asking for a “detailed outline” and “remaining risks” in regards to the local stadium projects.
- Missouri governor Jay Nixon released a statement regarding the NFL’s decision to extend the deadline, which would be beneficial to the city of St. Louis when it comes to keeping the Rams. Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal tweeted out that statement, which has been re-printed below:
“I appreciate the league for providing a clear timeline of its decision-making process. With action expected next week by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen following numerous public hearings, St. Louis is in a strong position to meet the December 30 deadline established by the NFL. This is especially important with the league formally accepting relocation applications as soon as January 4, and a decision on those applications anticipated at the special meeting scheduled for January 12 and 13. Our task force has presented a strong, fiscally-responsible proposal that will keep the Rams in St. Louis in a way that is consistent with our core principles of protecting taxpayers, creating jobs, and securing private investment to revitalize a distressed area.”