POSTED: January 13th 2016

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman thrilled about the Rams return to Los Angeles and new stadium

Photos of new stadium renderings © LA 2024
Photos of new stadium renderings © LA 2024

Photos of stadium renderings © LA 2024
Photos of stadium renderings © LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The National Football League has approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles. The team will once again return to the community, which supported them from 1946 to 1994.

A state-of-the-art, privately-financed stadium will be the new home for the Rams. The stadium will be in Inglewood in the Greater Los Angeles area. It will be centrally located approximately 6.8 miles from downtown LA and 3.1 miles from LAX. The roof of the stadium will be transparent and depending on the seat configuration; it will seat 70,000 to 100,000 spectators. Also, on the 298-acre property will be a performance venue of up to 6,000 seats.

Los Angeles is bidding against Budapest, Paris and Rome to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

"The best sports city in America just got better. On behalf of LA 2024, we are thrilled to welcome the news that the NFL's Rams will be returning to Los Angeles and playing in a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium in the 2019 season. 

"The Rams and their elite facilities will be another asset to LA's already world-class sports portfolio, and another demonstration that Los Angeles offers compelling sporting and commercial opportunities. 

"It is for good reason that LA is home to ten professional major league teams and over 1,000 Olympians and Paralympians," expressed LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

Chairman Wasserman concluded, "The wealth of existing and planned infrastructure in the City of Angels means LA 2024 has the luxury of selecting the best choices for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, not building them from scratch. And the new NFL stadium represents an opportunity to add to the array of high-quality venues we already have in our Games Plan."

The IOC will select their host city in 2017 at the session in Lima, Peru.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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