Rams Will Return to Los Angeles; Chargers Given Option.

The Los Angeles Rams have returned to the NFL, more details.

By: Jeremy Dawson | Tuesday Jan 12, 2016

It’s official: the NFL has returned to Los Angeles. The St. Louis Rams will be relocating and returning to their former home.

The league office voted 30-2 Tuesday to have the Rams relocate to the purposed stadium in Inglewood, CA located in the southwestern Los Angeles County. Only 24 votes were needed for the move.

The San Diego Chargers were given the option to join the Rams in Inglewood within a year, which is expected to be accepted, but leaves open the room for San Diego to try and work something out to retain their team.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora on Twitter, “Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Raiders or Chargers get an additional $100M toward a stadium if they remain where they are.”

The Oakland Raiders withdrew from their joint contract with the San Diego Chargers to make this possible. But the Raiders are also not out of the potential move. If the Chargers decide not to join the Rams after a year, the option goes to Oakland.

The Raiders have also requested to have the relocation fee waived if they would like to move somewhere else.

According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer the Inglewood stadium will not be open until 2018. USC has agreed to allow two NFL teams to play games in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until the stadium is finished.

21 years ago the Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis. Since the move the Rams have a total record of 142-193-1. The Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV and lost in Super Bowl XXXVI. Although the team had great years in the early 2000’s they have not had a winning record since 2003.

The Chargers only spent their inaugural season as the Los Angeles Chargers before making the move to San Diego in 1961, so their history being left behind is a bit more extensive. Although the San Diego Chargers never won a Super Bowl, they did make it to one in 1995. They also won the AFL Championship in 1964. The Chargers had a record of 411-416-11 while representing San Diego.

Details still coming, will update article accordingly….

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