The Rams may have left St. Louis for Los Angeles, but the city still has a place in its heart for the NFL. There are plenty of fans who still support the team, and the city itself still has plenty to offer.
The History of the St Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams were a professional American football team that played in St. Louis, Missouri from 1995 to 2015. The Rams franchise was founded in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams in the short-lived second American Football League before joining the NFL the next year. In 1946, the franchise moved to Los Angeles. The Rams franchise remained in the metro area until 1994, when they moved to Anaheim, California, and were known as the Anaheim Rams.
The move from Los Angeles
After 21 seasons in Los Angeles, the Rams franchise relocation to St. Louis was announced on January 13, 1995. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of NFL owners at an extraordinary meeting held in Dallas. The Raiders had also applied to move to St. Louis, but the Rams were selected instead.
The moving of the Rams brought the number of NFL teams in Missouri to two, joining the Kansas City Chiefs who have been based in Missouri since 1963. This made Missouri only the second state (after California) to be home to two NFL franchises.
The news of the Rams relocating to St. Louis was met with great excitement by many football fans in the city and state. A commemorative coin celebrating the event was even minted by the Franklin Mint.
The Super Bowl run
In 1999, the St. Louis Rams started the season as a mediocre team with a mediocre record. But by the end of the year, they had one of the most incredible turnarounds in NFL history and went on to win Super Bowl XXXIV. The following year, they repeated as NFC champions but lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. Since then, the Rams have been one of the most up-and-down teams in the NFL, never really living up to their potential. In 2015, they finally returned to the Super Bowl, but they were soundly beaten by the Patriots again.
The current state of the Rams
The Rams are currently in a relocation process back to Los Angeles. This has been a two year long journey with many twists and turns. As of right now, it is unclear if the Rams will remain in St. Louis for the 2016 season.
The move to Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team that play in the National Football League (NFL). The Rams franchise was founded in 1936 as the Cleveland Rams in the short-lived second American Football League (AFL) before joining the NFL the next year. In 1946, the franchise moved to Los Angeles. The Rams franchise remained in the metro area until 1994, when they moved to Anaheim. The group that owned the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Anaheim Stadium was awarded a franchise in October 1993 call the Anaheim Panthers, which subsequently became the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
The Rams returned to Los Angeles in 2016, relocating from St. Louis, where they were based since 1995. The club plays their home games at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which they share with fellow NFL team, the Los Angeles Chargers.
The new stadium
On January 12, 2016, it was announced that the Los Angeles Rams had reached an agreement with the Inglewood city council to build a new stadium in Inglewood, California. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2019. The Rams will play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until the new stadium is ready.
The new stadium will be located on a 298-acre site that is currently home to the Hollywood Park Racetrack. The Stadium will have a seating capacity of 80,000 and will be expandable to accommodate up to 100,000 people. The stadium will also have a retractable roof.
TheInglewood stadium will be the most expensive stadium ever constructed, with an estimated cost of $2.66 billion.
Does St Louis still have a NFL team?
As of September 2020, the St. Louis Rams are no longer an NFL team. They are now the Los Angeles Rams.
Although the Rams are no longer in St. Louis, the city still has a strong fan base for the NFL. There are many fans who continue to support the team and hope that they will someday return to the city. There are also fan groups that have formed to support other teams in the NFL.
St. Louis lost its NFL team, the Rams, in 2016. The city had been home to the Rams since 1995, when the team moved from Los Angeles. In 2016, the Rams announced that they would be moving back to Los Angeles. The city of St. Louis sued the Rams and the NFL, but a judge ruled in favor of the team and the league.