After being headquartered in St. Louis the past 20 years, the Rams football team is moving back to Los Angeles.
Originating in Cleveland in 1936, moving to LA in 1946, then moving to St. Louis in 1995, the Rams have yet again followed the money back to LA, the NFL’s second-largest market.
The 30-2 vote to approve the Rams’ relocation for immediate move to LA occurred this past Tuesday, January 12.
While St. Louis fans are mourning their loss, LA fans are ecstatic: they haven’t had a hometown football team in 21 years.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke had his mind set for this move, even after St. Louis’ strong effort of keeping them by offering a $1.1 billion venue on the city’s riverfront.
Along with the Rams, the San Diego Chargers are another consideration for joining the Rams.
Whatever the circumstances are with other teams joining, the Rams are scheduled to start playing at Kroenke’s proposed stadium site in Inglewood in 2019.