The Rams are open to sharing their stadium with a second NFL team and welcome the competition.
Los Angeles Rams executive vice president Kevin Demoff believes that having a second NFL team in Los Angeles would be good for the city, he tells Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim at the Sports and Entertainment Summit.
The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have the option to join the Rams in Inglewood, where a new stadium is set to open in 2019. Chargers have a maximum two-year hold on the spot as they also explore the possibility of moving to San Diego. The Raiders are also exploring their options in Los Vegas, where they may try and build a domed stadium.
“I think it would be great to have a second team here in the market,” Demoff says. “When you look at it, there's two teams for every sport in this market already and they thrive. There's two major universities and I think that competition plays off each other. I think having two teams in the market makes you better at what you do. Competition always brings out the best in your organization, your players and your team.”
Demoff was speaking at Sports Illustrated and Variety's Sports and Entertainment summit, which featured sports icons like Dwyane Wade and many others.