After a 21-year absence, NFL football returns to Los Angeles. At an owners meeting in Houston on Tuesday, owner’s voted 30-2 in favor of the St. Louis Rams returning to their former home city for the 2016 season. The Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1995, after playing in L.A. since 1946. One of the oldest NFL teams, the Rams began play as a franchise in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams – coincidentally, to replace a team called the St. Louis Gunners that folded after its first year in the NFL.
The Rams will play their games in Inglewood after the completion of a new stadium in 2019. It is expected that the San Diego Chargers will also join the Rams as the two franchises had been working on a stadium deal together in order to complete the relocation process. In light of today’s announcement however, Chargers owner Alex Spanos has stated the Chargers will ‘explore the options’ available in reference to the future of the team’s location.