Owner of the St. Louis Rams Announces Plans to Build Stadium in Inglewood, Prompting Speculation

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The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, which could pave the way for the league's return to Los Angeles.

Could the St. Louis Rams be headed back to Los Angeles? The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, which could pave the way for the league's return to the city. (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Could the St. Louis Rams be headed back to Los Angeles? The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, which could pave the way for the league's return to the city. (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who bought 60 acres adjacent to the Forum a year ago, has joined forces with the owners of the 238-acre Hollywood Park site, Stockbridge Capital Group. They plan to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue to the already-massive development of retail, office, hotel and residential space, Stockbridge and the Kroenke Group told The Times.

The announcement is the latest in more than a dozen stadium proposals that have come and gone in the meandering, two-decade effort to bring an NFL franchise back to the nation's second-largest media market. But Kroenke's move marks the first time an existing team owner has controlled a local site large enough for a stadium and parking.

What's more, Kroenke, a billionaire who built his fortune in real estate, has the ability to move quickly. The Rams can choose later this month to convert their lease in St. Louis to year-to-year. The Rams declined comment on any plans to move, but it's no secret that the team is unhappy in the Edward Jones Dome, which is outdated by current NFL standards.

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