RAMS & CHARGERS APPROVED To RELOCATE To LOS ANGELES!!!
The NFL is returning to LOS ANGELES!!!
ESPN reports by a vote of 30 - 2, the NFL owners have voted to allow both the ST. LOUIS RAMS and SAN DIEGO CHARGERS to relocate to The CITY Of ANGELS.
A long day of votes and re-votes ended with 30 of 32 NFL owners approving Rams owner Stan Kroenke's ambitious plan to move his team from St. Louis to the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, about 10 miles from downtown L.A. The Chargers have a yearlong option to join the Rams, followed by the Raiders if the San Diego franchise declines.
The Raiders and Chargers submitted a competing proposal to share a new stadium in Carson, California, but that option also did not garner the 24 votes needed for approval. After another negotiating session in the afternoon, Kroenke's $1.8 billion project prevailed.
The decision ends the NFL's 21-year absence from the nation's second-largest media market.
"I often said over those 21 years what we need is a great facility," commissioner Roger Goodell said at a news conference about 11 hours after the meetings began. "I think what happened over the last years is we had two outstanding opportunities. Both of these stadium projects were outstanding."
"Today, with the NFL returning home, Los Angeles cements itself as the epicenter of the sports world," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. "We cannot wait to welcome the Rams, and perhaps others soon, as they join a storied lineup of professional franchises, collegiate powerhouses and sports media companies."
Former Rams running back Eric Dickerson took to Twitter to celebrate the franchise's return to Los Angeles.
Check out the below tweet from FPRO FOOTBALL Hall of Fame L.A. RAMS Running Back #29 ERIC DICKERSON.