By: Thomas Bunn
The NFL is officially coming to Inglewood! The NFL has decided on the relocation proposal from Rams owner Stan Kroenke which potentially will include the former San Diego Chargers at the soon to be built, Inglewood Stadium site. If the Charger opt out of the relocation to Los Angeles, the Oakland Raiders may take the place of the Chargers and make their way back home to Los Angeles by way of Inglewood. The decision came after an initial 20-12 vote which the Inglewood proposal lead. The second round of voting was akin to a close presidential election, with writers, and radio personalities, keeping fans on pins and needles waiting in the midst for a decision. The final vote was convincing 30-2.
The question now, is what will Chargers owner Dean Spanos decide. According to reports, he has the option to bring the team immediately, or bring the team in a year or two.
Los Angeles has been without a professional football team since the 1995 season, and with two teams returning to the LA market, a 20 year drought without professional football will finally be lifted.
According to the LA Times, "The Rams are expected to play temporarily at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. If the Chargers join them, it’s unclear where they will play, though the NFL sees Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium and even the Rose Bowl, which declined last year to bid on hosting a team, as potential options."
Was told that #Raiders asked for league to waive relocation fee if the team ultimately moves elsewhere. Unclear if league will do that.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) January 13, 2016
OFFICIAL! St.Louis #Rams will relocate to Los Angeles.— Fred Roggin (@FredNBCLA) January 13, 2016
Welcome Home! #LARams2016— Eric Dickerson (@EricDickerson) January 13, 2016
Rams fans in Southern California are rejoicing.
I am having a hard time keeping it together. The LA Rams!— RamFan1 (@LARamFan73) January 13, 2016
WE ARE HOME!!!!! Retweet if you're a LA Rams fan! pic.twitter.com/3k3aZYKJUb— LARams 2016 (@LaRams2k16) January 13, 2016
Welcome home Rams. #LARams— Los Angeles Rams (@LARamsNFL) January 13, 2016