At the end of last season the St. Louis Rams decided to return home to Los Angeles, a place they once called home.
The deal breaker that made them make the move was the building of a state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood, a place the Rams could call home.
The stadium would not be built until a team committed to coming to Los Angeles though, so when the Rams committed they knew they would have to play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until the stadium was built.
With the location of the new stadium picked out, the Rams will be breaking ground on that stadium this upcoming week, Nov. 17, with owner Stan Kroenke and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, among others in attendance, via Myles Simmons of therams.com:
In addition to Rams owner Kroenke and COO Demoff, NFL commissioner Goodell & Inglewood Mayor Butts expected to be in attendance.
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) November 11, 2016
The cite of the stadium is where the Hollywood Park Racetrack used to be, as Kroenke now owns the land, and the temporary name is City of Champions Stadium.
With the building of the stadium beginning, it is set to be ready to open in 2019.
The stadium may not exclusively be home to the Rams, as California voters recently rejected Measure C, which would have approved a new stadium to be built in San Diego.
With the rejection of the new stadium in San Diego, the Chargers have to option to join the Rams in Los Angeles and share the stadium. The Chargers and owner Dean Spanos now have until the end of this season to decide if they want to make the move.