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Los Angeles could have a football team again in 12-24 months

Los Angeles has been without a pro football team for 20 years, but that could change soon: NBC Sports is reporting that the NFL plans on sending one or two teams to Los Angeles within the next 12 to 24 months.

NBC's NFL source says that during the 2015 or 2016 offseason, a team will announce it is moving to the city, and will play at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum or Rose Bowl. Possible locations for a new stadium include L.A. Live, Hollywood Park, and Chavez Ravine.

The teams that could relocate are the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers; the Raiders and Rams left Los Angeles after the 1994 season, and the Chargers departed in 1961. The Raiders' lease in Oakland is up at the end of the 2014 season, while the Rams can leave St. Louis without a penalty. The Chargers can move from San Diego by paying a relocation fee, which decreases every year.