NFL owners give Rams’ move to L.A. the green light, Chargers could follow
NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility.
The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were left out of the deal, but could move to Los Angeles if San Diego doesn’t, Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Rams to LA, with Chargers getting first crack through Jan 16, 2017, then Raiders have preference, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2016
The moves end the NFL’s 21-year absence from the nation’s second-largest media market. All three teams vying for the move had previously been based in Los Angeles. The Rams left for St. Louis beginning in the 1995 season, the Chargers played one season in L.A. in 1960 before moving to San Diego, and the Raiders, who began play in Oakland in 1960, moved to Los Angeles in 1982 before returning to Oakland in 1995. Read more…