The Carson City Council unanimously approved a privately financed stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on Tuesday night, barely two months after the public announcement of the $1.7-billion project.
"There are two things we need in California: rain … and football," Carson Mayor Albert Robles said after the 3-0 vote. "And football is coming to Carson!"
Roars from jersey-wearing fans in the cramped council chambers followed the mayor's words. The crowd quickly broke into a chant: "Bring them back! Bring them back!"
The decision was the same as that of a competing project in Inglewood, hoping to end the NFL's two-decade absence from the Los Angeles area.
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