After 21 seasons in St. Louis, the Rams have been given approval among NFL owners to relocate back to Los Angeles, their prior home from 1946-1994. Rams Owner Stan Kroenke's stadium proposal in Inglewood along with a negotiated partnership with Chargers Chairman/President Dean Spanos ultimately won the support of enough owners to approve of the move.
The stadium is reportedly available to be completed in time for the 2019 stadium. It is expected that the Coliseum, the current home of the USC Trojans, would be able to host teams prior to the stadium's construction. There is currently a clause preventing two professional teams from using the stadium concurrently. It's believed that clause is up for potential discussion with the news of the NFL relocation effort. If the clause is not rescinded, there are other options to fall back on.
The Oakland Raiders, on the other hand, will remain in Oakland with potential financial assistance from the NFL:
Raiders will receive additional loan money earmarked for a future stadium in their home market when this becomes official I'm told
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 13, 2016
We'll have plenty to come, but suffice to say, it's going to be a melancholy offseason St. Louis and a celebratory one in Los Angeles.
Try to be respectful of each other in the days and weeks ahead, TSTers.