With the announcement last week that the NFL’s Rams — and possibly the Chargers — are relocating to the Los Angeles area, here’s an interesting motion that will go before the Metro Board of Directors this month. The motion calls for a task force to study ways to use the Metro system to get fans to and from Rams’ games.
That shouldn’t be an issue initially, with the Rams likely playing their 2016-18 seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is easily accessed by the Expo Line. Even better: the Expo Line is expected to open to Santa Monica in the first half of this year, making it easier to directly reach the Exposition Park and Coliseum via Metro Rail.
The trickier part comes when the Rams move to their new stadium in Inglewood on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack. The Crenshaw/LAX Line — now under construction — will have its Downtown Inglewood Station at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Market Street (here’s a map). The new stadium will be just south of the Forum, about a 1.5-mile walk from the Downtown Inglewood Station.
The motion was authored by Board Members James T. Butts (who is also Inglewood’s mayor), Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Duarte Councilmember John Fasana. It will be discussed at the Board’s Executive Management Committee at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday; a link allowing you to listen online will appear on this page when the meeting begins.
For those interested in the new stadium in Inglewood, here’s a presentation from last summer that runs through the plans and renderings.
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