Kroenke to Build NFL Stadium
Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, is planning to build a football stadium in Inglewood and has teamed up with Stockbridge Capital Group, which owns the 238-acre Hollywood Park site, to build an 80,000-seat stadium and performance venue, the LA Times reports. Stan bought the 60-acre parcel last year, which led many to speculate the NFL was coming back to LA. There has been talk of an NFL team returning for years, but it was heightened just a few months ago when the league said it intended to get a team moved.
Other flirtations include Anschutz Entertainment, which has pitched its Farmers Field adjacent to its Staples Center. The company brought in big architectural guns Gensler on the design. And just last month, there was talk of Carson as a potential landing spot, where league officials were reportedly checking out the 172-acre Victoria Park near the intersection of the 405 and 110. In addition, LA's wealthiest real estate mogul Ed Roski (below) has approval for a stadium in City of Industry. Anschutz also has city approval, but has not made any deals with an NFL team.
Most of the talk surrounding team relocation has hovered around Stan's Rams, who have been unable to negotiate stadium renovations with St. Louis. Other teams include the former hometown favorite Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers, which both play in old and beat-up stadiums. The city has been in support of the move since Stan bought the land.