The projected cost of the Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium in Inglewood, California, which is scheduled to open in 2020, has reportedly exceeded $4 billion.
On Monday, Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal reported the investment by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and wife Ann Walton Kroenke is more than double the next highest amount paid for an American athletic venue ($1.7 billion for MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey).
Reasons for the increased costs include access roads, utilities and making sure the stadium could withstand an earthquake, per Kaplan. The final total could approach $5 billion when the new NFL Network building is factored into the equation.
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is also expected to house the Los Angeles Chargers, though the Rams are the primary equity partner in the high-priced facility.
So, Fuller will be adjusting to a new role in a new defense in a new city, all as he tries to prove that his standout second season wasn’t a fluke.
The first impression he makes at next week’s initial OTA sessions will be worth monitoring.
Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.
Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s second race in a field of eight horses. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, but Justify is the horse to beat with the chance to give Baffert his seventh Preakness winner and a shot at a second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015.
We’re fully embedded into offseason mode, moving away from the draft and towards training camp. It’s a long way down the road, relatively speaking, but it’s also not too far away to start asking questions about certain teams. For instance, what will the Seahawks ‘ offense look like in 2018? No one knows, because there is so much changing. Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett are the only sure things in terms of pass catchers, Rashaad Penny was added to own the backfield in the draft and Brian Schottenheimer replaced Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator. It’s not unreasonable to expect them to struggle a little bit. Unless they just unleash Russell Wilson anyway.