FROM Vincent Bonsignore
Have the LA Rams Found the Face of Their Franchise? News broke earlier this month that the Rams gave up the kitchen sink to move into the first draft spot, opinions were split. But how soon can LA expect results? And can the city be patient with so many other entertainment options in town?
Stadium Pandemonium Today, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers announced that they plan to build a stadium together in the City of Carson. In a press conference this morning, the N.F.L. and Carson laid out plans for a stadium, right across the 405 freeway from Ikea. Of course, this isn’t the only NFL stadium plan in town. Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, has bought land in Inglewood, next to the Forum, and has been talking about building a stadium there and bringing the Rams back to L.A. Are we about to go from zero to three NFL teams?
NFL Stadium Design Plans for Downtown LA Today's local newspapers showed three alternate renderings of a football stadium that might be located next to the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. It would be built by Anschutz Entertainment , which owns Staples Center. But there's competition with another site in the City of Industry. Furthermore, the National Football League is a long way from deciding to return to Los Angeles. Vincent Bonsignore is assistant sports editor at the Los Angeles Daily News .
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