SAN FRANCISCO –- The 49ers once again have an intrastate division rival.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York on Monday said he is looking forward to a resumption of the twice-a-season Northern California-Southern California matchups that will become part of the NFC West landscape.
The St. Louis Rams no longer exist. The Los Angeles Rams are back in business.
“We didn’t have anything to do with the Rams deciding where to be, but it’s certainly nice to have that L.A.-San Francisco rivalry,” York said after appearing at a Super Bowl Host Committee press conference at Moscone Center.
“That’s something that’s been there in the past. We’re looking forward to it. We’re very supportive of them being there. And we’re looking forward to another San Francisco-L.A. rivalry like we have in baseball, basketball and hockey. So it’ll be nice to that that rivalry in football again.”
When the 49ers franchise opened in 1946, the Los Angeles Dons were one of their opponents in the All-America Football Conference. When the 49ers moved into the NFL in 1950, they played the Los Angele Rams twice a season until 1995, when the Rams moved to St. Louis.