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Stan Kroenke emotional in address to LA Rams fans

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Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke teared-up during the team’s first press conference since the NFL officially approved relocation to Los Angeles earlier this week.

Kroenke said the team was privileged and happy to come back to where the franchise originated. He spoke to media and a few hundred fans in Rams gear who were chanting his name and clearly invigorated with the news their team had returned to Southern California.  

The franchise owner was rewarded with cheers from Rams fans chanting, “We Love Stan.” Also in attendance were former Los Angeles Rams players Jackie Slater, Jim Everett, Lawrence McCutcheon and Wendell Tyler.

Kreonke and the Ram’s proposed $1.86 billion dollar stadium in Inglewood ends a twenty-year drought without professional football in Los Angeles. The Southern California fan base has expressed widespread excitement in welcoming back the organization to the West Coast. 

There is still more left to iron out in this saga, namely the fact that both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders each have the ability to join them as tenants or partners. 

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Pete D. Camarillo is currently a credentialed Lakers writer for SportsOutWest and co-host of the weekly Touchdowns and Tangents podcast. Pete enjoys creating content about music, life and West Coast Sports, specifically the NBA and NFL. He has published more than 1,000 articles across various publications including ClutchPoints, FullPressCoverage, TheSportsDaily, Fansided and Inquistr. Pete is also currently a full-time media relations professional for Business Wire and he is active in ONA, SPJ, NABJ and AAJA organizations in Los Angeles. The 2015 CSUN Journalism grad volunteers on his Journalism Alumni Association Board of Directors now. His background includes community relations with the L.A. Clippers during the 2014-15 season. studying sports management, football coaching and earning a fellowship for his entrepreneurship ventures. Follow him on Twitter @petecertified.
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