Rams reach a deal to have OTAs and minicamp in Oxnard

AP

It’s no accident that the Rams visited the Cowboys last year during their Oxnard training camp. Because now that they’ve relocated from St. Louis, they’re going to need a place to train themselves.

According to Bob Buttitta of the Ventura County Star, the Rams and Oxnard officials have reached a tentative agreement for the team to hold minicamps and OTAs on the same fields the Cowboys used for training camp.

The deal has to be approved next Tuesday by the Oxnard City Council, and the city is expected to net $86,000 on the deal. It calls for the Rams to rent the fields and adjoining locker rooms from April 18 through June 17. The Rams are also talking with the adjacent Marriott property for rooms and meeting space.

It’s unclear exactly where Jeff Fisher’s team will work later this summer for training camp.

The Cowboys have a deal with Oxnard to have at least a portion of camp there through 2017. But they’re opening a new facility in Frisco, Texas, and will likely want to spend some time there in the future as well.

16 responses to “Rams reach a deal to have OTAs and minicamp in Oxnard

  1. Back in the ’90s, I lived in a small, quiet community on the western edge of Nashville called Bellevue. (Picture recently converted farm land, with farms still only 2 or 3 miles beyond.) In 1997, Jeff Fisher and his Oilers moved to Tennessee. While they played their games that first season over in Memphis, they made their team headquarters in Bellevue, using offices connected to a rural-suburb type Medical facility and adjoining practice fields that looked like they’d once been used by a junior college or something.

    That was their headquarters for more than a year. It was the trailer park of NFL operations and somehow, despite that and games in Memphis where a majority of the 25,000 fans attending were often rooting for their opponent, that Oilers team went 8 and 8. This is why Jeff Fisher was hired: He had that team playing competitive football immediately and in the Super Bowl less than 3 years after arriving in Tennessee.

  2. As a Whodat I wish the Rams were still in St. Louis. We had a better rivalry than the 49ers vs Rams.
    Rams was first team we played and first team we beat in playoffs. 2000, we beat the defending champ ST LOUIS Rams!!!

    Really the NFL just needs to add a handful more franchises
    smh, smh.

  3. That’s a priceless image of two old coot billionaires scheming about making even more money. And of course Jerrah’s doing the talking while Silent Stan’s listening with his mind simultaneously spinning off dollar signs.

  4. tennesseeoilers says:
    Feb 19, 2016 10:42 AM

    Back in the ’90s, I lived in a small, quiet community on the western edge of Nashville called Bellevue. (Picture recently converted farm land, with farms still only 2 or 3 miles beyond.) In 1997, Jeff Fisher and his Oilers moved to Tennessee. While they played their games that first season over in Memphis, they made their team headquarters in Bellevue, using offices connected to a rural-suburb type Medical facility and adjoining practice fields that looked like they’d once been used by a junior college or something.

    That was their headquarters for more than a year. It was the trailer park of NFL operations and somehow, despite that and games in Memphis where a majority of the 25,000 fans attending were often rooting for their opponent, that Oilers team went 8 and 8. This is why Jeff Fisher was hired: He had that team playing competitive football immediately and in the Super Bowl less than 3 years after arriving in Tennessee.

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    Yea, and then what happened? Nobody has had more opportunity and less success than Jeff Fisher

  5. “As a Whodat I wish the Rams were still in St. Louis. We had a better rivalry than the 49ers vs Rams.”

    Nobody has a rivalry with a non divisional team that never cracks .500.

  6. ““As a Whodat I wish the Rams were still in St. Louis. We had a better rivalry than the 49ers vs Rams.”
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    Nonsense. You must be a millenial and never watched games in the 70s – 90s.

  7. themattstapiece says:
    Feb 19, 2016 11:36 AM

    “… This is why Jeff Fisher was hired: He had that team playing competitive football immediately and in the Super Bowl less than 3 years after arriving in Tennessee.”

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    Yea, and then what happened? Nobody has had more opportunity and less success than Jeff Fisher

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    Do you seriously not know? OK … Over a five year span (1999 – 2003), Jeff Fisher was the winningest coach in the NFL. Shortly after (in 2006), owner Bud Adams over-ruled the GM and Fisher and forced them to draft Vince Young. Five games into the his rookie season, the owner then over-ruled Coach Fisher and ordered him to start Vince Young. The QB went on to divide the locker room and blow the team within a few seasons. … It’s been five years since Vince Young did that and the Titans STILL haven’t recovered.

    – Fan Since Memphis

  8. tennesseeoilers says:
    Feb 19, 2016 12:39 PM
    themattstapiece says:
    Feb 19, 2016 11:36 AM
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    Do you seriously not know? OK …

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    That’s a fair point, and unfortunate, but how long does Fisher get to ride the reputation he developed from 99-03? He’s been a head coach for 20 full seasons and made the playoffs 6 times, 0 since 2008.

    They ‘fleeced’ the Redskins in the RG3 trade but the ‘Skins have made the playoffs twice since then and the Rams haven’t made the playoffs at all. They still don’t have a quarterback and they’ll miss the playoffs again this year and Fisher will get replaced by someone who is theoretically going to excite the LA fans.

  9. There are so many details that have to be worked out when a team moves. My question is regarding the St. Louis Ram cheerleaders. Will they have the option of going to Los Angeles, or will the Rams start from scratch to put together a new squad? One thing is for sure. Los Angeles has the hottest women in the world. Finding new gals wouldn’t be a problem.

  10. One of the great things about the Rams return to Los Angeles is that the NFC West is geographically accurate. All four teams are west of the Rocly Mountains. Seattle, Arizona, and S.F. won’t miss having to fly halfway across the country to play a division opponent.

    Look for the Rams to play the Chargers and Raiders in the preseason.

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