Stan Kroenke could use L.A. land for MLS team

Reuters

While Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s purchase of 60 acres of prime Los Angeles real estate sent ripples through the NFL, it might have another sporting future as well.

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, citing English news sources, Kroenke is planning to buy a license for a new MLS team to be based in Los Angeles.

The new team would reportedly be called the “L.A. Gunners,” in honor of English football giant Arsenal, which Kroenke also owns.

While Kroenke’s soccer aspirations are probably real, the acreage also serves as valuable leverage for him, as he tries to get a better deal out of St. Louis as well.

But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wasn’t aware of any stadium development plans at the Hollywood Park site purchased recently.