It wasn’t a coincidence when Rams owner Stan Kroenke started buying enough land in Southern California to build a stadium on.
According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the news that seemed inevitable is out — Kroenke plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, near the site of the old Hollywood Park race track.
The announcement came as part of a plan presented in conjunction with Stockbridge Capital Group, which is developing a 238-acre site at Hollywood Park near the 60 acres Kroenke bought previously.
That parcel might not have been big enough on its own, but now he has plenty of room.
This also creates a put-up or shut-up moment for St. Louis, since he can turn his lease there to a year-to-year affair soon. Local officials are trying to put together a stadium plan to keep the Rams where they’ve been since 1995.
But it appears Kroenke is ready to put a shovel in the ground and take them back to their roots.