Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis speak to NFL owners

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NEW YORK (AP) Representatives of the three cities trying to save their teams from moving to Los Angeles are meeting Wednesday with members of several of the NFL's key owners committees.

Officials from Oakland, then San Diego, then St. Louis are scheduled to speak to the league's expansion, stadium and finance committees - all three of which play some role in a potential relocation.

The Raiders and Chargers have combined on a project in Carson, California, that would cost about $1.78 billion if approved by three-fourths of the 32 owners. Rams owner Stan Kroenke is pushing a rival project in nearby Inglewood.

No votes are scheduled for Wednesday, and the league has set a special meeting in Dallas on Dec. 2 at which substantial steps could come, including moving up from January the deadline for application to relocate.

Meanwhile, Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis are stating their cases.


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