In the greater Los Angeles area, there is a professional American football team known as the Los Angeles Rams. The National Football Conference West division of the National Football League is home to the Rams.
The Cleveland Rams football team was created in Cleveland, Ohio, as its original location, in 1936. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1946 to make place for Paul Brown’s All-America Football Conference Cleveland Browns, the team won the 1945 NFL Championship Game. They became the only NFL winners to play in a different city the following season as a result.
Up until 1980, the team called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home. Then, it moved to Orange County, California’s recently constructed Anaheim Stadium. The Rams participated in their first Super Bowl at the end of the 1979 NFL season, where they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following the 1994 NFL season, the Rams relocated from southern California to St. Louis, Missouri, where they played as the St. Louis Rams. The squad won Super Bowl XXXIV by a 23-16 score after defeating the Tennessee Titans five seasons later. The New England Patriots defeated the team in Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17.
After the 2015 NFL season, the team asked the other owners for their blessing to return to Los Angeles in time for the 2016 NFL season, and they granted it. The Patriots defeated the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. The Rams won Super Bowl LVI three years later, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals to become the second NFL club to do so in their own stadium.
When did Rams become Los Angeles?
The Rams changed their name to Los Angeles Rams in 2016 when they moved from St Louis, Missouri to Los Angeles.