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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL teams to present plans for L.A. stadiums

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 13 / 15

The three NFL teams proposing stadiums in Los Angeles are scheduled to present their plans next week to the six NFL owners in charge of the process, the latest and most significant step yet if the sport is to return to the California city after a more than two-decade absence. Owners of the Oaklan...

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