Carson Holding Town Hall Meeting on NFL Stadium; Chargers, Raiders Reps to Attend - NBC Bay Area

Carson Holding Town Hall Meeting on NFL Stadium; Chargers, Raiders Reps to Attend

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    For the first time, representatives from two football teams exploring a move to the Los Angeles area will meet with local fans.

    The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, both involved in a bid to build an NFL stadium in Carson, are sending representatives to a town hall meeting in the city Monday night.

    The proposed $1.7 billion stadium would house both teams -- if their current home cities can't woo them back by upgrading their current facilities or offering new state-of-the-art stadiums.

    "We want to keep our residents informed every step of the way," Carson's Mayor Albert Robles said in a statement.

    Carson residents have been excited about the possibility of having not one but two NFL teams playing in their backyard, but fans in San Diego and Oakland are still hoping to keep their teams, both of which have played in Los Angeles before.

    The 72,000-seat stadium is one of two in the LA area being seriously considered for an NFL stadium, along with a $2 billion stadium and entertainment-residence complex in Inglewood that's backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

    Both plans have cleared local bureaucratic hurdles.