Los Angeles will be getting an NFL team sooner than later, but it remains to be seen as to which team will be making its way to the second largest market in the United States.
Monday was a busy day in relocation news as a report surfaced that the Raiders could bolt Oakland and land, temporarily, in San Antonio at the Alamodome. The Alamodome is an older building at this point (it opened in 1993), but it does hold approximately 70,000 for football and has a history of hosting an NFL team as the Saints played there in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the Super Dome.
“I think it would give NFL fans here the experience of having a team here locally and it would further highlight the assets of San Antonio to the NFL," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor told the San Antonio Express-News. "Should there be any expansion or other moves, it lets the NFL know San Antonio is a viable option.”
San Antonio does want its own team, eventually, but it is likely that L.A. will get two permanent teams before San Antonio gets one.
The Rams, meanwhile, are practicing with the Cowboys in Southern California this week. The Rams, and Chargers, have been strongly linked to a potential L.A. move in recent months.
The Chargers posted a job listing for a Tax Manager in July and it read: "Willing to relocate to the Los Angeles area, if necessary.
The Jacksonville Jaguars looks as though they'll stay put in Florida for awhile as owner Shad Khan said in March.
"Our mission and what makes sense for us is really re-engaging Jacksonville, coming up with a regional approach and of course the London aspect," Khan told Jacksonville.com. The Jags are scheduled to play a home game in London this season and next.