NFL expected to begin more serious negotiations for temporary L.A. homes

With all signs pointing to the NFL returning to Los Angeles by the 2016 season – with a new stadium to be built by 2018 – the team or teams relocating here will obviously need a temporary home to play.

In case you didn’t notice, 2016 is right around the corner, so it’s probably in everybody’s best interest to get something locked down.

Looks like that’s exactly what the NFL is preparing to do.

NFL vice president Eric Grubman, who is spearheading the Los Angeles efforts, confirmed to me the league is likely to begin more serious discussions with various venues within the next few weeks.

The league has set no particular timeline or deadline, but is expected to go forward with negotiations for one or more
leases at the league level that would be assignable to any club or clubs that gets approved for relocation.

Among the possible sites are the Coliseum, Rose Bowl, Dodgers Stadium and Anaheim Stadium.

But the league expects to be creative and have an open mind, which means smaller venues could be in play and venues in
alternative cities could be in play.