Exterior photo of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Home of the Los Angeles Rams.

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The Kroenke Group and it's subsidiary Hollywood Park Land Company have chosen AECOM and Turner Construction Company to build the new home stadium for the Los Angeles Rams. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke uprooted the Rams from St. Louis and moved them back to the West Coast following the 2015 NFL season. The city of St. Louis was unable to secure a plan for a new stadium in downtown St. Louis. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Rams will play at their old home, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, until the new stadium is completed. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the current home of the USC Trojans football team and is the former home of the Los Angeles Raiders. The Coliseum is one of the most historic venues in football. 


The project is a joint venture between AECOM and Turner Construction Company; two of the most well known innovators and builders of professional stadiums and arenas in the world. Other companies that will be involved with the stadium's construction includes Legends Project Development, HKS Architects and Wilson Meany of San Francisco. The stadium's capacity will be in the neighborhood of 70,000 seats and will debut during the 2019 NFL Season. Among those 70,000 seats will be 275 luxury suites and more than 16,000 premium seats. Additionally, the Rams will designated more than 25,000 standing room only tickets for every home game.

I would anticipate the team to incorporate an area like the Party Pass Area at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. A mixed use neighborhood outside of the stadium will also be constructed that will attract new hotels, bars, restaurants and retail shops. 

It's still unclear whether or not the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers will also move to Los Angeles and share the new stadium with the Rams. Both cities and organizations have found themselves in the same situation the Rams were in before they left St. Louis. Do you build a new stadium or do you move the franchise? Many NFL fans were skeptical about the prospects of professional football ever returning to Los Angeles. The city lost both the Raiders and the Rams to other cities during the 1990's. However, many will agree that the popularity of the National Football League has exploded in the two decades since via factors like fantasy football, the NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV and expanded game play on Thursday Nights. This time, the NFL could stay in Los Angeles for good. 





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