NFL: Rams will return to Los Angeles for 2016 season, history of NFL mergers and Super Bowl

January 13, 2016

Athletics, Business

NFL: Rams will return to Los Angeles for 2016 season
NFL owners voted 30-2 to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and to give the San Diego Chargers a one-year option to join the Rams in Inglewood.

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NFL Los Angeles Rams 2016

Source: NFL

HOUSTON- NFL owners in Houston voted 30-2 to ratify the Rams’ relocation application for an immediate move to L.A., where the team will eventually begin play at owner Stan Kroenke’s proposed stadium site in Inglewood in 2019. It’s a seismic decision that returns the highest level of professional football to the country’s second-largest media market after a 21-year absence.

The Rams could be joined by the Chargers, who have a one-year option to decide if they want to relocate and join the Rams in Inglewood. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers will have up until the conclusion of owners meetings (March 20-23) to decide if they’re playing in LA or SD in 2016. The window creates the possibility — however slight — that the Chargers could remain in San Diego. The city is hosting a June vote for $350 million in public funding toward a new facility to replace Qualcomm Stadium. It is possible the Chargers put off a final decision until that vote takes place.

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Video: NFL announces Rams return to Los Angeles

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Video: NFL Owners approve Rams relocation to Los Angeles

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History of the Rams, NFL mergers and the Super Bowl

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