Los Angeles Stadium Could Bring Shift in NFL Divisions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in divisions for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.
The teams have proposed a shared $1.7 billion stadium in the city of Carson — one of two stadium proposals being considered by the NFL near Los Angeles.
Carmen Policy, a former San Francisco 49ers executive who was hired to help oversee the Carson project, said Monday that the teams have agreed to shift divisions, if necessary.
The Chargers and Raiders are rivals in the AFC West, which could make game scheduling and other issues difficult in a shared stadium.
If the project is chosen, Policy says the league would decide the appropriate conference and divisional spots for the teams.