Inglewood Scores Big with Legal Victory in Clippers Arena Lawsuit

A California judge handed the city of Inglewood a win by ruling against a group of local residents who sought to block the city from selling public land for a $1.2 billion arena for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. The city of Inglewood accepted $1.5 million for an exclusive negotiation agreement with Murphy’s Bowl LLC, the developer of the proposed arena. The arena is located at a site near Los Angeles International Airport and the land was acquired by the city so that residents would…
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Chargers to Remain in San Diego for 2016 Season

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the San Diego Chargers made two important announcements: (1) the franchise reached an agreement in principle with the now “Los Angeles Rams” to share the Inglewood stadium project, creating a route for a Los Angeles move; and (2) the franchise will be staying in San Diego for the 2016, committing to a possible solution for a stadium that keeps the team in San Diego long-term. Last year, Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased a 60-acre tract of land in…
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Upset Rams Fans Sue Team Over Move to LA

Just one day after the NFL met and approved the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Inglewood, California, four fans brought a proposed class action against Rams owner, Stan Kroenke, and Rams Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Demoff, alleging that the two made misleading statements that caused fans to continue to spend money on team apparel and tickets believing that the team was staying in St. Louis. On January 12, 2015, NFL owners met in Houston and approved a plan to move the St. Louis…
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Raiders Left Without Permanent Home Following NFL Relocation Decision

On January 12, 2016, NFL owners met in Houston and approved a plan to move the St. Louis Rams to Inglewood, California — a city just a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The owners also granted the San Diego Charges an option to join the Rams in Inglewood, provided that the team exercise the option by January 2017. The league noted that if the Charges fail to  exercise the option, then the Oakland Raiders will have the option to make the move to…
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Rams Move to Los Angeles Approved; Are Chargers Next?

On January 12, 2016, owners of the 32 NFL teams met and approved a plan that moves the St. Louis Rams out of St. Louis and to Inglewood, California. Also, during this meeting, the San Diego Chargers were granted a “stadium-sharing deal” to join the Rams in Inglewood—a city just a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Both the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers have been persistently working to find stadium alternatives in order to keep their franchises but have come…
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