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STADIUM TALK: There's only one temporary venue in Los Angeles

According to a report coming out earlier today, there is only one potential temporary venue in Los Angeles, which would make it awfully difficult for more than one team to move there next year.

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More good news for San Diego:

The NFL might be the country's No. 1 sport, but Los Angeles-area venues aren't scrambling to position themselves as temporary homes if one or more of the league's teams relocate.

With a key date approaching Wednesday, only the Coliseum has publicly expressed interest in hosting a team. When it contacted five area venues in June, the NFL asked that proposal requests be submitted by Aug. 5.

Source: L.A. Times

Well, if the City of San Diego is worried about the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles next doesn't seem very likely. Not when Stan Kroenke is much further ahead with his inglewood stadium project (and has a much bigger bank account), and now when the NFL is refusing to meet with the City of Oakland at all.

It would likely be impossible for the Coliseum to house more than one NFL team next season, with one of the key issues being that the field would definitely not be able to withstand two games every single weekend (and/or three games per week in any given week).

It's worth noting that the Coliseum is owned and operated by the University of Southern California, who will hold the interests of the school and its football team before the interests of the league or any NFL team. That being said, it's worth noting that the person with the final decision will be Athletic Director Pat Haden.

Yes, that Pat Haden....