Los Angeles Rams: A new home looms large in Inglewood

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The Los Angeles Rams will open a new stadium in 2020, giving the NFL a new palace to showcase the best of the league.

The Los Angeles Rams will play their 2018 home opener at the Coliseum on Sunday against the 0-1 Arizona Cardinals. Yet over inn Inglewood, another stadium is taking shape and looming large on the LA landscape.

2020 may seem far off, but for the Rams, the timing couldn’t be better. 2020 could see Los Angeles coming off of an unprecedented Super Bowl run to open its new digs with the other “home” team, the Los Angeles Chargers.

The stadium is sure to be an absolute gem for not just the Rams, but for the Chargers also. Not to be left out is the National Football League who has been waiting to usher in a new palace for everything from the NFL Draft, to a new home for NFL Media, as well as the signature league event, the Super Bowl.

Does it get any better than that?

Los Angeles, a long desired footprint for the league, looks to be and should be the signature city for all business NFL related. For WAY to long, New York has been the dreary epicenter for league business, and the Draft. With the Inglewood facility online in 2020, everything should move West, including the NFL Combine, held in the cold and drab of Indianapolis.

With head coach Sean McVay looking to have his Rams positioned for a run in 2018 and 2019, Los Angeles could also be an organization positioned to win as soon as they move into the new stadium.

As for how the Chargers fit into things, they will be a co-tenant and look to be something of an afterthought in LA. Winning would change all of that, as they also seem to be struggling with an identity in their new city. But make no mistake, Los Angeles is a Rams town way before it is for the Chargers.

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Meaning even when they are partners in the Inglewood stadium, they’ll be the “other” team in the City of Angels.