LA Fans Ecstatic As Rams Head West

Category: Sports / Jan 13, 2016 9:38AM EDT

Los Angeles football fans celebrated on Tuesday (January 12) after NFL owners voted overwhelmingly to give Rams owner Stan Kroenke approval to move the team to Los Angeles for the start of the 2016 season.

The city's original NFL team, the Cardinals, who played in St Louis from 1960, left for Arizona after the 1987 season, but the Rams took their place, moving to the midwest from L.A in 1995.

The team, who won one Super Bowl since leaving Los Angeles in 1995 for St. Louis, will play their home games at the L.A. Coliseum until their $1.86 billion stadium in Inglewood, roughly 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Los Angeles, is complete.

The Rams, who first moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1946, will also pay the NFL a $550 million relocation fee.