The Rams are moving to Los Angeles, tempted by prospects of bigger revenue from naming rights, TV and hosting of the Super Bowl. Fred Katayama reports.
Los Angeles, a magnet for stars and... football teams. The St. Louis Rams will head to the U.S.' second-largest TV market for the start of the 2016 National Football League season. Rams' owner, Stan Korenke, stands to generate greater revenue from naming rights, TV and future hosting of the Super Bowl in a state-of-the-art stadium in Los Angeles over their current home in St. Louis. The Rams might soon be joined by the San Diego Chargers if both teams can work out lease terms. If they can't strike a deal, the Oakland Raiders will get the first option to talk to the Rams about shared quarters. But there are no guarantees the city can support two pro football teams when residents have so many options for sports and entertainment. The Rams first moved to the City of Angels from Cleveland in 1946. But they left in 1995 for St. Louis, winning one Super Bowl since then. The team will play their home games at the L.A. Coliseum until their $1.9 billion stadium in Inglewood near downtown Los Angeles is completed.