Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After two decades in Oakland, the city will lose the Raiders once again. The Raiders will move to Las Vegas in 2019 as Oakland was unable to come up with a deal to build a new stadium. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After attempts to build a new stadium, the Chargers are leaving San Diego and will start the 2017 season in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After two decades in the Heartland, the Rams returned back to Los Angeles in 2016.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After a second attempt at bringing the NHL to Georgia failed, Winnipeg attracted the Flames despite having one of the smallest buildings in the NHL. Unlike Atlanta, Winnipeg sells out most nights. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After efforts failed to build a new arena in Seattle, Oklahoma City attracted the Seattle Sonics. Oklahoma City proved it could handle an NBA franchise when it hosted the New Orleans Hornets for two seasons when the team relocated from the city due to Hurricane Katrina. Seattle leaders are still trying to draw an NBA team back to the city. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After drawing tiny crowds in outdated Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Expos brought baseball back to the American capital in 2005. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
The Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, but only stayed there for three years due to Hurricane Katrina. The franchise returned to New Orleans in 2007 after two successiful seasons in Oklahoma City. Charlotte was later awarded an expansion franchise. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After just six years in Vancouver, the Grizzlies moved to Memphis. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
After briefly moving to Memphis, the Oilers finished their move to Nashville, to later become the Titans. Houston would later be awarded an expansion franchise. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
In the two decades since the Jets moved to Phoenix to become the Coyotes, the franchise has struggled with attendance. Despite moving into a new facility in Glendale, the future of the franchise in Arizona remains in doubt. The Coyotes are among the worst draws in the NHL. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
Cleveland fans are still bitter when their beloved Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore. Just a few years after the relocation, the NFL awarded the Browns an expansion franchise.(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
With an eye on new markets, the NHL tried to expand the game in the United States. The Avs, led by Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic became an instant hit... and contender. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
The Oakland Raiders moved back to Oakland in 1995. After several efforts to build a new stadium, ownership opted to move to Las Vegas in time for the 2019 season. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn
Packing up: When sports teams relocate
The St. Louis Rams were in St Louis from 1995 to 2016. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn