NFL owners set special LA vote meeting for Jan. 12-13

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IRVING, Texas (AP) _ NFL owners have set a special meeting to deal with a possible relocation of teams to Los Angeles for Jan. 12-13 in Houston.

Seeking more information from the cities hoping to retain their franchises _ St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego _ and without a clear consensus on approval of either of the stadium proposals for LA, the owners essentially punted for five weeks.

The Rams, Raiders and Chargers are interested in moving to LA, which has not had an NFL franchise since the Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is planning a billion-dollar stadium in Inglewood, California, while the Raiders and Chargers have a joint project in mind for nearby Carson.

Kroenke also is willing to share his proposed stadium with either the Chargers or Raiders.

“All the proposals must be in by the end of December,” Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said, adding “it is the strong hope” of the league that the vote on relocation will come out of that meeting.

Colts owner Jimmy Irsay added that getting 24 owners to approve any of the proposals was a difficult chore.

“We want to hear more as we move forward in the next fve weeks,” he said. “I think there will be a vote (in January).”

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