Rams new official 2024 Training Camp means more changes are on the way

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Since returning to Los Angeles, California, the LA Rams have held their annual training camp at UC Irving since 2016. Well, that is all changing in 2024, as the LA Rams have reached an agreement with Loyola Marymount University to hold their 2024 Rams Training Camp this summer at the Westchester campus:

Southern California is the hotspot for NFL training camps, with five teams locating their summer sessions in the area. The teams include the Los Angeles Chargers, LA Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys all holding training camps in the area. Some refer to the South California training camps as the 'Beach League.' They will be located as follows:

  • LA Rams - Loyola Marymount University
  • Los Angeles Chargers - A new facility in El Segundo
  • Las Vegas Raiders - Jack Hammett Sports Complex at Costa Mesa City (former site of the Chargers)
  • New Orleans Saints - UC Irvine (former site of the Rams). They are temporarily relocated while a new cafeteria is constructed at their permanent site.
  • Dallas Cowboys - River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California

Where is Loyola Marymount University?

Loyola Marymount University is located at:

  • 1 Loyola Marymount University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

It is located nearly six miles west of SoFi Stadium, which on a good day will take you about 30 minutes to travel by car.

Keep in mind that this is a temporary arrangement. Although temporary, it is a sign that the Rams remain invested in the the community at large, and continue to breathe new life into the area.

This is more than a landlord-lease relationship. In September 2023, Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles Rams forged an agreement that makes LMU the Official Higher Education Partner of the Rams. This arrangement forges a long-lasting bond between the two organizations. For LMU students, this is particularly beneficial, as students will benefit from summer internship opportunities with the team moving its training camp to LMU.

Where will the LA Rams permanent complex be located?

The Rams eventually will build a permanent complex in Woodland Hills, but will again be in temporary facilities on the new site until its completion. Their new training facility will include two practice football fields for the team.

The Rams have been excellent under the watch of GM Les Snead and HC Sean McVay, and the new Woodlawn Hills training facility is just one more means of amplifying their ability to forge and lead a championship NFL team into a new season. The team announced their plans in November 2023, and at the time, the project's scope seemed almost too good to be true.

"For me, this has come full circle. My first job, my first internship was at the Fallbrook Mall... Hot Dog on a Stick, so I am very used to this commute to Fallbrook Mall. It brings me back. I used to play pick-up basketball at Canoga Park High School on weekends so a lot of time spent in this area. I never imagined at Hot Dog on a Stick we would be building a new, huge practice facility here to bring the World Champion Rams back."

- Rams COO Kevin Demoff

A training facility worth of NFL Champions? Sound about right.