NFL owners approve Rams move to Los Angeles, report says
HOUSTON – NFL owners have voted to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
The vote took place in Houston Tuesday night. The owners voted 30-2 in favor the Rams relocation. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders also filed for relocation.
Rapoport said the Chargers will have the option to join the Rams at their new stadium being built in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood.
The nation's second largest market will get an NFL franchise for the first time in 21 years.
The Chargers have been battling with city leaders to replace the aging Qualcomm Stadium for years.
The Raiders, who moved from Los Angeles after the 1994 season, had partnered with the Chargers on a stadium in another L.A. suburb, Carson.
It's the second time St. Louis has lost an NFL team, after the football Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1988.
League staff and three committees of owners met to review the applications in New York last week.
Texans owner Bob McNair is a part of the Committee on LA Opportunities and is a part of the decision.
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