Tuesday, January 12, 2016, history was made. The National Football League (NFL) owners voted 30-2 to return the Rams organization to the Los Angeles market, in a stadium that will be built in Inglewood, CA. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke credited the leadership of the Inglewood city council, specifically Mayor James Butts, as being instrumental in getting the deal done.
During the official press conference, with executives from the Rams and partner Stockbridge Capital, Mayor Butts addressed an enthusiastic crowd which included elected officials, media, current and former Los Angeles Rams players and personnel and die-hard fans in full Rams regalia.
Mayor Butts appeared on the Urban Girl Show, to address the media bias from the moment the project was publicly proposed, up until the site was approved. He also discussed the benefits of having the stadium privately financed and what this move means overall to business and homeowners in the city of Inglewood.