MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis Rams are no more. The team is moving back to Los Angeles in time for the 2016 NFL season.
News of the team leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles broke as fans were heading into the Blues game last night. Some were ready to say good riddance to the team and Stan Kroenke who they feel didn`t want to be in St. Louis. Others were upset saying the move leaves fans here out in the cold who have stuck by the team through thick and in recent years thin.
Los Angeles is the second biggest city in the United States. But it has been without a pro football team for more than 20 years. That all changed yesterday, and now, the City of Angels may get two teams in one bold throw. There are a number of disappointed fans in the St. Louis area. In Los Angeles, where fans have been hanging onto Rams gear since the team left in 1995, there's a completely different reaction.
The Rams' new home will be an Inglewood stadium, set to be completed in 2019. Until then, they'll play at the L.A. Coliseum.
And after the nation's second largest city spent more than two decades with no NFL presence, L.A. may be getting not just one team, but two. That's because the league's decision also gave the San Diego Chargers the green-light to join the Rams within the next year.
If the chargers can't finalize a deal for the move, the Oakland Raiders will get first dibs to take their place.
If the teams stay put, they'll get $100 million from the league for new stadiums.
In Saint Louis, the loss is being measured not just in sentiment, but dollars and cents as well.