The St. Louis Rams have officially applied to go back out west.
The NFL confirms the Rams applied late Monday to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season.
The formality comes two years after Rams owner Stan Kroenke bought land in Los Angeles County and his announcement last year that he plans to build a new, privately funded 1.9-billion dollar stadium there.
St. Louis’ proposed 1.1-billion stadium project is an effort to keep the Rams here and would use 400-million in state and city money. NFL owner committees will review the applications later this week. 24 of the league’s 32 owners would have to approve any team’s move, and the Chargers and Raiders have also applied to move to LA.
The Rams moved to St. Louis from LA in 1995, seven years after the Cardinals of the NFL moved from St. Louis to Arizona.
Governor Jay Nixon recently told Missourinet he stands by his support of the plan to build a new St. Louis NFL stadium, which would include extending the debt on the Edward Jones Dome to build it, but said it would not advance without a team.