NFL owners voted 30-2 to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and to give the San Diego Chargers a one-year option to join the Rams in Inglewood.
The Rams new stadium would be in the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood. The new facility will be league’s biggest stadium by square feet, a low-slung, glass-roofed football palace with a projected opening in 2019 and a $3 billion-plus price tag. The Los Angeles Coliseum will be the Rams home until the new stadium is complete.
The vote leaves a window open for either the San Diego Chargers or the
Oakland Raiders to join the Rams in the new stadium. The league will also give the Chargers and the Raiders each $100 million to put toward new stadiums if they stay in their current home markets. No public money will be used to build the Inglewood stadium.
Developers envision transforming the 298-acre Inglewood site into a multibillion-dollar entertainment, retail and housing complex, with the privately financed stadium and a performing arts venue as the centerpiece.