YES! L.A.’s long drought without an NFL franchise finally came to an end Jan. 12, when the league’s owners voted to approve the St. Louis Rams to move back to city where they came from! The city’s long NFL-free nightmare is finally over!
SO HUGE! Los Angeles is FINALLY getting its original NFL team the L.A. Rams back, as the SoCal area has been without a franchise since the team was sold away to St. Louis back in 1994. The league’s owners by a 30-2 vote paved the way for the team to come home where a brand new stadium is being built for them. The move will be immediate and 2016’s NFL season will finally bring the Los Angeles Rams back home to their fans after so many years away!
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke‘s wish to move the team back to L.A. was met with overwhelming approval by his fellow owners. It was hardly a secret that he wanted to move the team to the city they called home for decades, as he purchased the land in Inglewood that former horse racetrack Hollywood Park sat on back in Jan. 2015, and announced he was building a 70,000 state of the art football stadium.
Angelenos have been waiting with bated breath to see if they’d finally get an NFL team to play there and now their dreams have come true! It’s likely the team will play at The Coliseum in Exposition Park until the new stadium is completed. It’s the home to the USC Trojans and was the Rams original stomping ground for decades.
The Rams played in Los Angeles from 1949 – 1979, when they moved to nearby Anaheim in Orange County. They played there from 1980 – 1994 while the Oakland Raiders moved to L.A, giving the area two football teams. But a year after Rams owner Georgia Frontiere sold them team to St. Louis, Raiders owner Al Davis turned around and moved his team back to Oakland, leaving SoCal in a two decade drought without a team of their own. But at long last the wait is finally over!
HollywoodLifers, will you root for the soon to be Los Angeles Rams?