Last night, NFL owners voted to move the Rams back to Los Angeles. The Rams played in L.A. from 1946 to 1994, until they moved to St. Louis.
The move comes with a pretty hefty fee. Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay a fee of $550 million to relocate his team. Their new stadium is estimated to be ready in 2019, in the meantime they will temporarily use the Los Angeles Coliseum for their games.
Kroenke says St. Louis’ poor economy influenced the decision to relocate the team. He believes it will thrive in L.A., especially in such a large media market.
There still could be other major changes in the league. The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers proposed to share a stadium, but that proposal didn’t get enough votes. Now San Diego has until January 2017 to decide if they want to share a stadium with the Rams. If the Chargers decline, Oakland will then have the option to share a stadium with the Rams.