Rams cheerleader auditions taking place

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The Los Angeles Rams are mostly settled in, they are making plans for the future, having just signed an agreement with California Lutheran University to use their Thousand Oaks campus for the team’s base of training operations, for at least two years.

L.A. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher (Tim Forkes)
L.A. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher (Tim Forkes)

The Rams have a plan for the upcoming NFL draft, something head coach Jeff Fisher spoke about that last month when he told the press he was working on the draft ahead of schedule because the move had changed the dynamics of the team’s normal schedule.

They have announced their ticket prices for the 2016 season, which are in package deals that range from $360 to $2,025. The team said there would be individual game tickets available as well. The Rams said they received 56,000 season ticket deposits since February. Rams vice president Jake Bye said, “Our current pricing structure is reflective of our goal to make Rams football and our outstanding game day experience available to as many fans as possible.”

Then there is the news the Rams will be the featured team on HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Los Angeles Rams.”

Ken Rodgers, the Coordinating Producer for NFL Films, said, “From the moment it was announced the Rams would be returning to the Los Angeles market, this franchise felt like a natural for the next season of HARD KNOCKS. We look forward to capturing the move to Southern California, training camp and everything in-between.”

Cheerleaders11Executive Vice President for HBO Sports, Peter Nelson said, “We are thrilled that the 11th edition of HARD KNOCKS will spotlight a team from the NFC West Division for the first time. It’s exciting to chronicle a franchise with so many compelling storylines, highlighted by the team’s return to the Los Angeles market and the enormously warm reception the Rams are experiencing.

“The series has become a summertime destination for TV viewers, and we can’t wait for the premiere on August 9.”

This will be an exciting development, not only for the team, but for Los Angeles as well.

Most recently the Rams began their auditions for their cheerleading squad. They began on Saturday, April 2, with about 400 applicants doing their best to dance their way into the 32-woman roster of Rams Cheerleaders. The auditions took place at the Galen Center of USC, with aspiring squad members arriving as early as 7 a.m. for the auditions that were scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cheerleaders7Today the applicants that have been selected to go on to the audition finals will be announced on the Rams website, at 5 p.m. Once that happens those selected will go through interviews before going to the final audition on April 17.

Our reporter Claudia Gestro attended the auditions on Saturday and posted her video report later that weekend. We invite you to view her video for more on the cheerleader auditions.

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Photos by Claudia Gestro, unless otherwise noted.