The relationship between the NFL and Los Angeles has looked like a middle school dance for the last decade. The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers stand on one side of the dance floor while areas like Carson and Inglewood wait on the other for someone to make a move. That move might finally happen during the 2016 NFL season.
Building for the $1.8-billion Inglewood Stadium project, supported by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, could start as soon as December, according to mayor James Butts. But backers for the Carson proposal, linked to the Raiders and Chargers, released a revised video for their stadium in August.
Gone are the dangerous lightning bolts and flames, but the Kiefer Sutherland–voiced video does tout a farmers’ market during tailgates, an aerodynamic design, and sideline patios.
Both proposals are just waiting for the go-ahead. The decision, though, ultimately rests with the 32 NFL ownership groups.