UPDATE 1-Los Angeles suburb to vote on NFL stadium plan

April 21, 2015 11:35 PM

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LOS ANGELES, April 21 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles suburb is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to approve plans to build a 70,000-seat National Football League stadium that could accommodate a proposed return of the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, officials said.

The city of Carson, about 17 miles (27 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, has collected 14,000 resident signatures in support of building a $1.7 billion stadium, following a petition drive paid for by the two NFL teams, both of which previously played in Los Angeles.

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