St. Louis Rams File For Relocation


The next chapter in the Rams relocation saga begins.

Today the St. Louis Rams informed the NFL of their intent to relocate to the Los Angeles effective for the 2016 season. The two other teams looking to relocate to LA, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Chargers, also officially informed the NFL of their intent. This only makes official what has been the subject of much discussion: Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s plan to move the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

Kroenke and the Rams are furthest along of the three in relocating to Los Angeles. Kroenke already owns land in the Inglewood area on the site of the former Hollywood Park. Development is already underway at the site, according to the Los Angeles Times. The $1.86 billion development would not only include a stadium, but also a hotel, housing, and retail. NFL owners will convene on January 11 and 12 to discuss the three proposals.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, if the team gets the greenlight from the league, development on the stadium itself could begin within mere weeks. It seems that the Rams may have played their final snap in St. Louis.