Rams hold press conference

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Friday was a big day for football fans in Los Angeles — the Rams are back! Earlier this week the NFL voted to let the Rams and San Diego Chargers move to Los Angeles, if they were to share the same stadium.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher

The Chargers haven’t decided to move yet, but the Rams are here and they held a press conference frday at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, close to the site where the new stadium is due to be built.

There were a lot of fans with the media, as Rams management, coach and former players spoke to the press and the public. That included  the project manager Gerard McCallum, the mayor of Inglewood, James T. Butts, Jr, and Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who got emotional when he spoke to the crowd assembled in the forum.

Head coach Jeff Fisher spoke to the press about growing up as an L.A. Rams fan in the San Fernando Valley, going to his first Rams game at the L.A. Coliseum with his father.

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr and Rams owner Stan Kroenke
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr and Rams owner Stan Kroenke

Fisher also has the distinction of coaching the Oilers when they moved from Houston to Nashville to become the Tennessee Titans, so he has some experience with the logistics of moving a professional sports team across the country.

Fisher’s message to the fans, “Just wait, we’re going to have a good football team. I can’t wait until September.”

Claudia Gestro was at the press conference and filed her video reports below.

All photos by Claudia Gestro.