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Could Chargers' Problems in LA Open Door for NFL Return to STL?

There are rumors floating around about a current LA-based football team moving to St. Louis. Not the Rams, but the Chargers.

October 19, 2018 - 12:21 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There are rumors floating around about a current LA-based football team moving to St. Louis.

Not the Rams, but the Chargers.
 
It's being discussed in front offices and owner's boxes across the league, according to Denver-based sports analyst Benjamin Albright.

"There's conversations at the league level about the viability of two teams in Los Angeles, revised revenue figures for the Chargers have been moved down from $400 million to $150 million, they struggle to sell PSLs," he says.

Albright is among those speculating about the NFL's possible return to the Gateway City.
 
"It's been mentioned, as well as San Antonio," he says. "You know, they're trying to explore all options and see what markets are OK to do that."

What kind of reception could the NFL expect if the Chargers did move into the void left by the Rams 2016 departure?
 
"I think it's a great sports town," he says. "I think that the league is not concerned that there would be enough fans that show up, the fans showed up when there was a viable product on the field before Kroenke bought them. They sold out."
 
Albright says it would at least be a couple of years before the Chargers made any kind of move.