clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL Owners Approve Rams' Move To Los Angeles; Chargers May Join Them

New, comments

After years of talk, the NFL is returning to Los Angeles. Find out the details of who's moving when, as well as the reactions of Houston fans who know the pain of losing their team all too well, on Battle Red Blog.

The new stadium site for the Rams and perhaps the Chargers or Raiders.
The new stadium site for the Rams and perhaps the Chargers or Raiders.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest off-the-field stories of the 2015 NFL season was the subject of which, if any, teams would relocate to Los Angeles. Tonight, at the owners' meeting in Houston, the owners approved the move of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles effective immediately, with the Rams beginning to play at a new stadium in Inglewood in 2019 and paying at the Los Angeles Coliseum until then. Within the next year, the Chargers may choose to join the Rams in Inglewood:

The Rams could be joined by the Chargers, who have a one-year option to decide if they want to relocate and join the Rams in Inglewood. The window creates the possibility -- however slight -- that the Chargers could remain in San Diego. The city is hosting a June vote for $350 million in public funding toward a new facility to replace Qualcomm Stadium. It is possible the Chargers put off a final decision until that vote takes place.

This left the Raiders as the odd team out, though they will either (1) receive $100,000,000.00 from the league to stay in Oakland or (2) have the option of relocating to Inglewood should the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego.  Similarly, should the Chargers stay in San Diego, they'll get a check for $100 million from the NFL.

Two questions for you to answer tonight and/or tomorrow morning, Texans fans...

1. Houston fans are all too knowledgeable about the subject of NFL teams moving. How do you feel for our colleagues at Turf Show Times? How about the potentially jilted fans at Bolts from the Blue or Silver and Black Pride?

2. With one and perhaps two NFL teams moving to Los Angeles, should the NFL revise the current divisional layout? If so, what teams should be where in this new divisional format?

The floor is yours in the Comments.