Report: Rams owner Stan Kroenke to build NFL stadium in Los Angeles
It seems evident that an NFL team will be moving to Los Angeles in the near future, and the St. Louis Rams have emerged as the most likely franchise to relocate.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is teaming up with Stockbridge Capital Group and planning to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium in Inglewood. Kroenke bought 60 acres adjacent to the Forum last year, and Stockbridge Capital Group owns the 238-acre Hollywood Park site.
As the Times notes, several stadium proposals have been brought forth but Kroenke is the first team owner to have secured control of a site large enough for a stadium and parking.
The Rams were one of the last teams to call Los Angeles home, having left along with the Raiders following the 1994 season.
The proposal for Kroenke’s stadium in LA does not say anything about using tax dollars for construction, meaning the project would be funded with private money. That should make the plan even more appealing.