Chargers file for relocation to Los Angeles suburb of Carson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have filed for relocation to the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.

The Chargers, who have played in San Diego for 55 seasons, announced the filing Monday night.

In a video posted on the team's web site, chairman Dean Spanos blamed "the inability of the city at the political level to get any kind of public funding or any kind of vote to help subsidize a stadium."

The Chargers walked away from negotiations with the city and county in mid-June.

NFL owners will meet in Houston next week, at which time they could approve a move for the Chargers or the Oakland Raiders or St. Louis Rams, who also filed for relocation.

The Chargers want to partner with the Raiders on a stadium in Carson.

Rams apply to move to Los Angeles area

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have filed an application to relocate to the Los Angeles area after 21 seasons in the Midwest.

The franchise currently has a year-to-year lease with the Edward Jones Dome. Owner Stan Kroenke is part of a group planning a $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood, California, and the team said on its web site that it sought to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, where the team played from 1946-94.

The Chargers and Raiders have teamed on a joint venture for a stadium in Carson, California.

Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest market, hasn't had a team since the Raiders and Rams left after the 1994 season.

Kroenke has ignored efforts by a St. Louis task force that is proposing a $1.1 billion stadium along the Mississippi River, not far from the Rams' current stadium built in 1995.

Raiders apply to move to Los Angeles area

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have officially filed an application to relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area.

The Raiders filed the papers Monday night to go back to Los Angeles for the second time. The team left Oakland following the 1981 season before returning from Los Angeles in 1995.

Owner Mark Davis wants to partner with the division rival San Diego Chargers to build a stadium in Carson. The Chargers and St. Louis Rams also filed a relocation application Monday night.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to build a stadium in Inglewood.

The league's owners will vote next week in Houston on whether to allow any of the three teams to move.