Rams are LA bound; League owners approve relocation for 2016

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NFL owners meeting late Tuesday night in Houston voted to relocate the St. Louis Rams and, potentially, the San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California in time for the 2016 season.

The move, by a 30-2 vote, seemingly brings an end to a St. Louis bid to keep the Rams in Missouri with a new downtown riverfront stadium Rams owner Stan Kroenke didn’t support and league officials said, as recently as this weekend, did not meet the requirements necessary for NFL to oppose the relocation of the Rams, according to KTVI.

The Rams will be the first team permitted to move to Los Angeles.

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which operates the Edward Jones Dome, had signed a lease with the Rams that would allow the team to leave St. Louis if the dome was not among the top eight stadiums by 2015.

As such, the team entered a year-to-year lease deal with the dome ahead of the 2015 NFL season.