At his annual Super Bowl press conference Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he was aware Rams owner Stan Kroenke had purchased 60 acres of land outside of Los Angeles, but Goodell also said he did not know of any designs on turning the sizable plot into a potential new stadium.
“There are no plans, to my knowledge, of a stadium development,” Goodell said. “Anything that would require any kind of stadium development requires multiple votes of the membership.”
Goodell noted that Kroenke has sizable real estate holdings around the world and cautioned about too much dot-connecting about the Rams’ future in a market other than St. Louis.
“I think instead of overreacting, we should make sure we do what’s necessary to continue to support the team locally, which the fans have done in St. Louis, and make sure we can do whatever we can to make sure that team is successful in the St. Louis market,” Goodell said.
Goodell also said that Kroenke, as per league policy, has kept the NFL in the loop regarding his new Los Angeles-area land holdings.
The land is located between the Forum sports arena and Hollywood Park in Inglewood, which is a little more than 10 miles outside of Los Angeles.
UPDATE 1:29 p.m. ET: Speaking to NFL Network, Goodell said Kroenke “has not determined what he’s going to do with that property and how he’s going to develop it.”