NFL's St Louis Rams approved to relocate to Los Angeles

St Louis Rams

National Football League owners on Tuesday night approved the St. Louis Rams' plan to move to Los Angeles and gave the San Diego Chargers the option to join them.

NFL teams voted 30-2 in support of the team's proposal for a new, roughly $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood, which sits southwest of downtown LA. The Oakland Raiders, who also applied for relocation, withdrew.

The vote marks a shift from initial team proposals to move to the nation's second-largest media market. The Chargers and Raiders had proposed a $1.7 billion joint venue in Carson, backed by Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger.

But some experts had deemed the Rams' proposal, which includes a plan for broader economic and commercial development, superior. It was not immediately clear if the Chargers would choose to join the Rams in Los Angeles.

The Rams, who had been located in Los Angeles for almost 50 years, left the city after the 1994 season.