This artists's rending provided by Carson2gether shows the exterior of revised plans for a proposed stadium that would house both the Chargers and the Raiders NFL football teams, shown here in Raiders home game configuration, in Carson, Calif. New designs for the proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and an eternal flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. The thoroughly revamped stadium renderings for the $1.7 billion joint stadium planned by the two teams were released on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Manica Architecture/Carson2gether via AP)

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Which NFL team do you want to move to Los Angeles?

Oakland’s mayor, Libby Schaaf, is vowing not to use public funds to prevent the Oakland Raiders from leaving town. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, Schaaf said spending taxpayer money to finance a new stadium for the Raiders doesn’t make sense considering the city is still picking up the tab for renovations it made to…
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May 26, 2015

Oakland’s mayor, Libby Schaaf, is vowing not to use public funds to prevent the Oakland Raiders from leaving town. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, Schaaf said spending taxpayer money to finance a new stadium for the Raiders doesn’t make sense considering the city is still picking up the tab for renovations it made to Oakland Coliseum in the 1990s. The city shelled out $200 million to renovate the stadium for the Raiders and Athletics, and the debt won’t be paid off until 2026.

“That money we’re paying now is general-fund money we could spend on police, parks or libraries,” Schaaf said.

This increases the chances that the Raiders will move to Los Angeles. Other teams with a chance to move to L.A. before the 2016 season include the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers.

Which team, or teams, would you like to see move to L.A.? Vote in our poll and let us know.

 

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