Stan Kroenke is a man with a dream, and that dream is to be the king of West Coast football. Thanks to a clause in his contract with the Edward Jones Dome, the city of Saint Louis either had to replace the stadium, upgrade the existing stadium, or the team would be free to move. Well, the city was unable to satisfy the Rams, probably because Kroenke wasn’t staying in Saint Louis no matter what they did. So Stan got his way, wooing NFL owners over to his side and getting official permission to pack up his mediocre team and head west. The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles!
Technically, the Rams won’t be moving to LA itself. After all, LA is a city made up of small cities, and the downtown Los Angeles Coliseum is ancient, especially by NFL standards. The city is moving to a new billion dollar stadium/entertainment complex in Inglewood, California, near enough to Los Angeles to be called LA (assuming you call the Anaheim Angels the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). The stadium, which is going to be on the riverfront rather than the downtown stadium many hoped to build, also has plans to court a franchise in Major League Soccer, though one hasn’t been announced yet.
If you build it, they will come, or so the hope goes. Nevermind the Rams moved out last time thanks to dwindling fan support, and LA lost two professional football teams in the 90’s in the Rams and Oakland/LA Raiders.
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