LA Rams fans rally at Coliseum to demand team's return

Jan 9, 2016 7:57 PM by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Boisterous Los Angeles Rams fans gathered for a rally at the Coliseum on Saturday, heralding their NFL franchise's possibly imminent return to Southern California after a 21-year sojourn in St. Louis.

The crowd raised banners, waved signs and chanted slogans while marching near the historic stadium that could be the Rams' home again this fall if the league approves their move.

From long-faithful adults to 11-year-olds who have never seen the Rams in L.A., the fans brimmed with optimism about the NFL's impending decision on pro football's return to Los Angeles.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke hopes to return the franchise to the area where it spent 49 seasons from 1946-94.

The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers also filed for relocation this month, and the NFL's owners could make a final choice among several possible scenarios for Los Angeles' football future when they meet in Houston starting Tuesday.

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