Wednesday 23rd January 2019,

L.A. Mayor Hopes Chargers, Raiders Stay Put


The Rams will be playing football in 2016 in Los Angeles and the Chargers are mulling over that as well. San Diego has the option of joining the Rams in Los Angeles and sharing the new stadium that’s set to open in 2019.

But if it were up to Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti (which it’s not), he’d rather see the Chargers stay right where they are. This has no bearing on what will actually happen, but it’s pretty telling. It’s equally telling that he’d like the Raiders to stay in Oakland. Clearly, he doesn’t want to take on too much too soon.

The mayor of Los Angeles won’t be advocating for the addition of a second NFL team.

Instead, Eric Garcetti says he would like to see the Chargers stay in San Diego.

“We’d welcome any team to come here, but I love the idea of a great rivalry to the south,” Garcetti said Wednesday. “We wish them luck.”

Garcetti, speaking as a guest on ESPN Radio’s Capital Games podcast, said he also hoped the Raiders would stay in Oakland.


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