RAMS, INGLEWOOD, THROWING WELCOME HOME PARTY FRIDAY

The Rams first official step back into Los Angeles will happen right across the street from their future home Friday afternoon.

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. and Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke will co-host a community celebration and media availability at 1 p.m. Friday in the Club at The Forum, next door to the stadium and entertainment hub Kroenke is building on the land on which the old Hollywood Park race track sat.

Speakers at the event, which will mark the team’s return to the Los Angeles area after
21 years, will be Mayor Butts; Kroenke; Rams CEO Kevin Demoff, Rams and Chris Meany, the Senior Vice President and Development Manager of the Hollywood Park Land Co.
A brief Q&A will follow.

Also in attendance will be members of the Inglewood City Council, Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher, General Manager Les Snead and several current and former players.

The Rams played in the Los Angeles area from 1946 to 1994, before moving to St. Louis in 1995. After spending the last 20 years in St. Louis, the Rams were granted relocation back to their former home on Tuesday by the National Football League.

The will play the next three seasons at the Coliseum before moving into their new home in Inglewood.

The San Diego Chargers, who were also approved relocation to Los Angeles, have up to a year to decide whether they want to join the Rams in Inglewood. If the Chargers opt to remain in San Diego, the Oakland Raiders would get their spot in Inglewood.

  • Gerald Reynolds

    I don’t expect the Chargers or Raiders to ever be in LA. This is a Rams town. Neither of them can afford to pay a half billion dollars in relocation fee.

  • Gerald Reynolds

    30 to 2 landslide win for Stan. Looks like the vote for Dean stuff was pure crappola.

  • Richard Griego

    Is this going to be on the radio?

  • OBomb

    The more time Dean Spanos spends without making a decision, the more he loses in LA. The reaction in LA media to the Rams return has been somewhat astounding, and this press conference is the icing on the cake. There is genuine excitement about the Rams returning to LA that won’t be there if/when the Chargers announce that they will move into the Inglewood Stadium with Kroenke. Dean should stay in San Diego. And if staying in San Diego doesn’t make financial sense, then he really should sell the team and let the cards fall where they will.