The Los Angeles Rams’ search for a temporary training camp location has come to an end, with Wednesday’s announcement that the team has signed a deal to train at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks for at least two years.
“We are excited to partner with Cal Lutheran to use their exceptional campus as the temporary home for team facilities that will be outstanding for our players and football staff,” said Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ chief operating officer and executive vice president. “The Rams look forward to becoming an integral part of the Cal Lutheran and Thousand Oaks communities as we establish our roots in Southern California.”
Cal Lutheran hosted the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp from 1963 to 1989. It has also been the training home of the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo teams, USA Team Handball, Los Angeles Lightning basketball and the Conejo Oaks collegiate summer baseball team.
The Rams will conduct regular-season practices at Cal Lutheran from September through January, then base their off-season activities there from March through July next year. The team will pay for the installation of two practice fields, along with a paved parking lot and temporary modular buildings for offices. The agreement allows for the team to use the campus as its training base for up to five years while it finalizes construction of a permanent facility.
The team previously signed an agreement with the city of Oxnard to conduct its spring practices this year at city-owned River Ridge Fields while it searched for a training camp location.
—City News Service
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