The San Francisco 49ers might not be the only California team playing in a new home before the NFL season ends.
The league has reportedly been in communication with the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams about contingency plans that could include using another team’s facilities.
Statewide Mandate: On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order that triggers new restrictions in the state based on each county’s ICU bed capacity. If availability drops below 15%, stricter limits to travel, community events and retail will be enforced for at least three weeks.
- Los Angeles County is not currently in the restricted zone, but is on a trajectory to reach it in the near future.
- The county reached a record high in new daily cases on Dec. 3 with 7,854.
The NFL is looking to avoid tense interactions between counties and teams. Last week, 49ers personnel made headlines for butting heads with Santa Clara County officials, claiming to be “blindsided” by an order to ban contact sports.
The team relocated its entire operations to Glendale, Ariz., and will use the Arizona Cardinals’ stadium and practice facilities through at least Dec. 21.