By now you’ve heard about the Chargers’ stunning partnership with their arch-rival Oakland Raiders to build a $1.7 billion (!) stadium in Carson, south of Los Angeles.
There have been a lot of stadium agreements and plans in L.A. over the last 20 years. None has been realized. It’s different this time, we’re told, even though the Chargers have played footsie with Carson before.
It’s worth reviewing, then, how the NFL regulates the relocation of its franchises.
The NFL’s Constitution and Bylaws, in Article IV, Section 3, states: