Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 6/30/12

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 franchises laying the ground rules for any NFL team considering relocating to Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times.

In the memo Goodell explains that the league's owners and not individual franchises would determine if a team will be allowed to relocate.  

"Although substantial uncertainties remain, stadium development in Los Angeles has advanced to the point where the prospects for a new facility are better than they have been in many years," Goodell wrote in the memo. "At least two potential sites have well-developed plans, and both have moved forward to obtain necessary government approvals."  

More than one team may have the opportunity to move to the L.A. area beginning in 2013. "We are also exploring the availability of other sites in the Los Angeles area." says Goodell in the memo.

A franchise seeking to move must file a relocation application between Jan. 1 and Feb, 2013 in order to move for that season.   

"Given that simultaneous league-wide investment in two stadiums in the same community is unlikely, we believe that the best approach will be a single site where an iconic facility could credibly both host two teams and provide ancillary entertainment and development opportunities," Goodell added.

Teams that may possibly relocate are the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.  

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