Twenty-two years ago the Rams moved to St. Louis, and now they’re coming back to the west coast, specifically to The Wood (Inglewood). Stan Kroenke, the owner of the Rams, has been puppeteering the pending deal for a few years and today at the owners meeting in Houston there was a vote of 30-2 among owners, in-favor of the Rams moving back to LA.
Kroenke has already started to break ground on a site in Inglewood, Hollywood Park to be specific. The site already has plumbing and electrical installed and is ready to start building out the 157-acre property.
Taxes from a football stadium and a performing arts center, along with new tax money generated by a large shopping center and office buildings, would pump $670 million into Inglewood’s general fund over the next 25 years, if projections pan out.
The Chargers have a one-year option to decide if they want to relocate and join the Rams in Inglewood. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, reported that the Chargers will have up until the conclusion of owners meetings (March 20-23) to decide if they’re playing in LA or SD in 2016. The window creates the possibility — although very small — that the Chargers could remain in The Whale’s Vagina. The city is hosting a June vote for $350 million in public funding toward a new facility to replace Qualcomm Stadium.