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Los Angeles Rams: NFL Move is Official

Sunday November 11 2012; NFL helmets on the sideline. The St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers played to a 24-24 tie at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.
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After years of rumors and deliberation, the St. Louis Rams are officially the Los Angeles Rams after a proposal to move the team received overwhelming support among NFL owners. The Rams will begin playing their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2016, with plans to enter into a brand-new stadium starting in 2019.

The Rams’ move is the only plot-line that is officially wrapped up after the evening’s meeting: the permanent location of both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders remains up in the air.

Chargers owner Dean Spanos must now decide whether he will keep the team in San Diego, or if he will move the team to Los Angeles, temporarily sharing the Coliseum with the Rams. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport shared an official statement from Spanos regarding the fork in the road that he must now take:

The situation for the Raiders is even less certain. While it appears that the team will remain in Oakland in 2016, there are also potential scenarios where the team will move to Los Angeles. Statements from Raiders owner Mark Davis illustrate the lack of finality for the team:





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