Do You Want the Rams Back?

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased a 60-acre parking lot in Inglewood within the last month.

St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Chris Givens, could be heading to LA, says the Los Angeles Times. Photo Credit: St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Chris Givens, could be heading to LA, says the Los Angeles Times. Photo Credit: St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased a 60-acre parking lot in Inglewood within the last month that could potentially be used for a stadium for the NFL team, it was reported today.

The lot located between the Forum and Hollywood Park had been owned by Walmart, but the retailer sold it after failing to get approval for a superstore, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Kroenke is married to Ann Walton Kroenke, a daughter of the late Walmart co-founder Bud Walton. Stan Kroenke is a former Walmart board member.

There was no immediate response to an email to the Rams seeking comment.

The Rams are able to move from St. Louis following the 2014 season. The purchase of the land could put additional pressure on St. Louis to make the improvements to the Edward Jones Dome the Rams are seeking.

The Los Angeles area has not had an NFL team since 1994. In 1995, the Los Angeles Rams, who played at Anaheim Stadium, moved to St. Louis and the Los Angeles Raiders returned to Oakland after playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1982-1994.

--City News Service

notsomuch January 31, 2014 at 08:12 PM
YES PLEASE!!!! Bring back our beloved RAMS including their old school uniforms!!! #alwaysaramfan
Ray Russell February 01, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Please keep the Rams out of LA! Walmart deserves to keep the team
sharon hilligoss February 01, 2014 at 01:49 PM
We should have a team here and the Rams would be a great choice.
notsomuch February 02, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Really Ray??!!!
Julia Nelson February 02, 2014 at 01:38 AM
Better Inglewood than Industry.
Dave Zaccagnino February 02, 2014 at 10:34 AM
The ONLY things that matters is that they DON'T relocate to the City of Industry. The LAST thing this area needs is a bunch of losers clogging-up the freeways and side streets every Sunday. If they do relocate to the City of Industry, I'm outta here!!!
Robert Corona February 02, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Go up and take a good look at Industry... at the hills and lack of roads. The community. 30 miles from downtown LA and wayyy further than the SF Valley. Do you REALLY think ANY NFL team would come here? NO team even considered it.
Vito Spago February 02, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Well San Diego is 200 miles from LA and the NFL goes there. Go figure?
RAYSAY February 02, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Industry Stadium? Neighboring Orange County and their big spendable dollars, makes that possibility promising to counter San Fan Valley's wealth; they are also proven loyal fans, just ask an Angel, they buy lots of merchandise.:) Anyway, its a long shot, since L.A. politics is deeper with the NFL, then little ole Industry. It usually comes down to which Billionaire owner, has the politicians with the most 'power of the pen'. But ain't going to happen here; too bad, I thought it would be good for Diamond Bar, the job creation in construction and commercial build-outs brings much revenue this a way and that a way to Walnut and other lesser towns :) A boost in home value would be order as well, despite the complains of congestion and minor inconveniences, these are hard times and many a cities would love to have this opportunity for many of their no-longer paying taxpayer residents
Michael February 02, 2014 at 10:16 PM
Inglewood sounds like a fine place for a stadium. The Industry stadium will NEVER HAPPEN for several reasons, starting with the NFL not knowing where it is.
Robert Corona February 02, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Ha ha ha!! Hell, most of Los Angeles doesn't know where Industry is... they think its close to Vernon and City of Commerce!!
Teri Felker February 03, 2014 at 02:29 PM
What we all need around here are a few more incompetent drivers! We must already have reached #1 status and the want to through in even more? This is truly the land of the lost!
Barbara Tahir February 03, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Who cares if they come back or not -- as long as tax money is not used to build any stadium. If the tax payers build the stadium then LA County should have a majority share ownership in the team. The supposed "benefits" of a team coming to the area is always used to justify using tax dollars to build stadiums. BS!! There are no benefits to the area having a new stadium and a team.
Julia Nelson February 10, 2014 at 02:49 PM
You're right, Barbara. Local governments are screwed by sports teams that demand a stadium be built.
Barbara Tahir February 10, 2014 at 03:14 PM
The rest of the country needs to own their teams the way that the Packers are owned by Green Bay.
Teri Felker February 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Barbara, things are waaaaaay different in Wisconsin, starting with the people.
Barbara Tahir February 11, 2014 at 12:37 AM
However the people of Green Bay got by (and I know it was back in the early part of the 20th century) without getting snookered by some NFL team, that is what other cities need to do. These teams come to the cities with all these lies about how the teams are going to bring money and jobs. They bring a few poor paying, non union, part time jobs and they give the cities some about 1/2 of 1 percent of the ticket sales. So the city councils get all starstruck and pay for stadiums, new freeway off ramps, etc., etc. And the team owners laugh all the way to the bank.
Michael February 15, 2014 at 01:13 AM
He bought it for a soccer team. Due to the NFL's greed, there will not be a team in LA in the foreseeable future. Who needs that blue-collar bull___ here anyway. City of Industry already started on a business park and they told their stooges (the Diamond Bar City Council) to re-zone the decrepit Honda dealer for a hotel. That hotel will complement the strip clubs they will build very nicely I think. Walnut won't say a peep because COI owns 4 votes on that Council.


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