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Rams’ L.A. proposal includes offer to host Pro Bowl, Combine


The Rams don’t want to only take 10 games a year to Los Angeles.

They want the Pro Bowl and the Combine too.

As part of the relocation bid obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the Rams did more than just lay out a proposal for moving. They made clear that they envision Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood stadium as a West Coast epicenter for the league.

Since the stadium plan also includes a retail and entertainment areas which include a performance venue and studio space they’re offering the league, they clearly have big plans.

“The flexibility of the district allows for the NFL to develop office and studio space for NFL Network, NFL Media and NFL Digital, allowing them dynamic new space to grow just three miles from their current Culver City location,” the proposal states. “The performance venue can serve as a home for the NFL Draft, NFL Honors and other NFL-themed events such as NFL Films premieres. The roof over the stadium would allow the NFL to move events such as the Pro Bowl, NFL Combine and other annual events to the NFL campus as well.”

The application also detailed just how big the stadium will be, and naturally it will be the biggest in the league.

It would include 70,240 fixed seats, with standing-room areas for another 30,000. It also includes 274 suites, 16,300 premium seats and 12,675 dedicated parking space, which they say eclipses the Carson proposal on each count.

Of course, with long-standing opposition to Stan Kroenke’s plan, the reality is he might have to money-whip his colleagues into going along. And with the offer of office and studio space for the league’s own network, it’s clear he’s trying to turn it into an offer they can’t refuse.