NFL Network reports the approval of relocation of the St. Louis franchise back to Los Angeles after 21 years away
Houston, TX – After 21 years of no NFL in the second largest market in the United States it is back. The Los Angeles Rams are coming back and their is an option for the San Diego Chargers to move to Los Angeles as well. The vote by the owners of the other teams in the league was 30 to 2 for the relocation.
The Rams will be playing at the Los Angeles Coliseum until the stadium that is currently being constructed a the former site of the Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, CA.
Former Rams legend Eric Dickerson tweeted immediately as the word came out.
Welcome Home! #LARams2016
â€” Eric Dickerson (@EricDickerson) January 13, 2016
Two additionalÂ teams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders placed relocation bids to move out of their current cities to the Los Angeles market. The Raiders pulled out of the deal with the Chargers for the Carson project which allowed the Rams to move and the San Diego Chargers the option to move to Los Angeles with a deadline of January 16, 2017.
â€œPersonally Iâ€™m very happy with the results,â€ Steve Tisch, New York Giants co-owner said. â€œRegarding what becomes of the Raiders, itâ€™s a decision that (owner) Mark (Davis) really has to think about in Oakland and what his options are.â€
â€œThey made the right decision,â€Â Dallas CowboysÂ owner Jerry Jones said. â€œItâ€™s such a natural to have the Los Angeles Rams back in Los Angeles.â€