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Inglewood City Council approves stadium location for Rams relocation

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The St. Louis Rams are one step closer to moving to Los Angeles after Inglewood approved the location of a new stadium in Hollywood Park. Construction may begin later this year.

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Another step, completed.

The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved the location of a new stadium in Hollywood Park on Tuesday night. The 5-0 vote (which prevents the need for a public vote) is a necessary step in a plan that would relocate the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group announced a plan earlier this would that would build a stadium on the 298-acre lot in Hollywood Park where additional entertainment venues are being proposed/developed.

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders were pressured into announcing a competing bid of their own, last week. In their proposal, both teams would share a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California. According to reports, this plan is favored by the NFL because it would bring two teams back to Los Angeles. It also forced Inglewood City Council to schedule a vote with the hope that it would avoid a public vote this June.

St. Louis is attempting to keep the Rams by developing a project that would build a new 64,000-seat stadium.