The Rams Wire
Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke was in negotiations to buy the vacant Promenade mall in Woodland Hills, creating speculation about the team potentially building its headquarters and practice facility there.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield told the Los Angeles Daily News that Kroenke did end up buying the vacant mall, but it’s unclear what his plans for the lot are. It was purchased for $150 million back in March.
“We know that that (The Kroenke Group) have different interests and they might put a stadium there,” Blumenfield said. “But unless they come to the city to ask for changes of some sort, and we grant them, they still have to do all what’s required in the entitlements.”
Originally, the Los Angeles City Council’s plan was to build a $1 billion complex on the vacant lot, with entertainment, sports, dining and residential features. That was back in 2020, and the expectation was that it would be completed by 2035 – and would include a 10,000-seat entertainment and sports venue.
That could still be the plan now that Kroenke purchased the land, but it seems logical that the Rams would consider building their practice facility there.
“Nothing is changed on the entitlement,” Blumenfield said. “The only thing that’s changed is that The Kroenke Group bought the property.”
Several notable members of the Rams have recently purchased homes in the Hidden Hills area, which is less than 15 minutes from the Woodland Hills Promenade. That group includes Sean McVay, Aaron Donald and Matthew Stafford, while Jalen Ramsey also lives in Hidden Hills, too.
So, if the Rams do build their facility in Woodland Hills, they would all be close by.