SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 03: Chris Long #91 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates after a sack of Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo : (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images))
In a vote by the NFL Owners Association of 30 - 2, the Saint Louis Rams have been approved to move back to Los Angeles.
However, Mashable is reporting that the Rams might not be alone in their move to the City of Angels. Both the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers might be joining the Rams in LA.
The approved move marks the return of the NFL to Los Angeles after a 21-year absence dating back to 1995 when the Raiders moved back to Oakland.
According to ESPN, the Rams' new home will be at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, which is about 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
When asked about the new facility for the Rams, current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the only thing keeping the NFL out of LA was a topnotch facility. Goodell also states that he is excited about the projects that the city has come up with for the new home of the Rams and that 21 years has been too long to keep the league out of LA.
Acting Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti rejoiced at the approved move, stating that the NFL has finally come home to LA and that the move cements the city as the epicenter of the sporting world.
As many well know, this is the second time the team has moved to LA as the Rams first moved to the city back in 1946 and stayed until the end of the 1994 season. The team was very successful during the 1970's through the 80's, with several playoff appearances, division championships and one Superbowl appearance during that time.
However, after a long and drawn-out process, then owner of the Rams Georgia Frontiere was approved to move the team to St. Louis before the start of the 1995 season. It was here where the team found most of its success through the "Great Show on Turf", which led to a Superbowl win in 1999.
The lure of Los Angeles has called the team back to the city, and Hall of Fame running back and long-time LA Ram Eric Dickerson said in his Twitter Account, "Welcome home."
Hopefully, the move will help the team return the glory they once had.
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