The Los Angeles Rams are on the move and will spend three years in a temporary home before moving into their new stadium.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed today that a “long process” resulted in the decision to move the Rams to L.A. this year. It’s not clear yet where the Rams will play while their new stadium in Inglewood, California, is under construction, but the L.A. Memorial Coliseum — former home of the L.A. Raiders and current home of USC football — is the most likely venue.
“The NFL owners tonight approved the return of the Los Angeles Rams,” Goodell said. “Starting with the 2016 season. In 2019 they will be opening in a new stadium which we are all, as ownership, very excited about — the kind of facility that we believe will be extraordinarily successful in the Los Angeles market. It’s more than just a stadium, it’s an entertainment complex.”
Still to be decided is whether a second team will also move into the stadium. The Chargers may join the Rams in Los Angeles, and if the Chargers choose not to, the Raiders still could. This isn’t over, but the one thing we know is that the Rams are on the way to L.A.