When it was announced that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke bought 60 acres of land in Los Angeles, fans and analysts immediately thought what anyone would think when a team owner buys a large plot of land in another state — the team is moving.
The Rams have a long and storied history with Los Angeles and were the Los Angeles Rams less than 30 years ago, but it appears that a move back to LA may not be in the cards for the Rams just yet.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the plot of land that Kroenke bought may end up being used to build a stadium for an MLS stadium, not a new home for the Rams.
Stan Kroenke reportedly is planning to buy a new Major League Soccer license to create a team to be based in Los Angeles.
While the Rams could still use the stadium in Los Angeles,the more significant news here is that the MLS is expanding to another Los Angeles team. The Journal reports that the team will be called the Los Angeles Gunners and be a sister team to the London team Arsenal of the Premier League, a team that Kroenke is a part owner of.
St. Louis seems to be keeping the Rams for the moment, but a duel purpose stadium that houses both the Rams and the Gunners wouldn’t be the first of its kind as football stadiums routinely double as soccer stadiums for the MLS.