With the votes of 30 very rich people, the Rams have been given permission to return to Los Angeles after two decades, along with the monopolistic, abuse-covering, concussion lovers at the NFL. Yay. And it’s much more than a few dozen players and a handful of Super Bowls they’re bringing with them: Rams owner Stan Kroenke, known for his ruthlessness, has already broken ground on a huge stadium complex on the former site of the Hollywood Park racetrack, adjacent to an enormous mixed-use development that will include housing, office space, retail, a hotel and a lake (altogether it covers about 300 acres), which Kroenke is co-developing with Stockbridge Capital Group.
Work has already begun on the project, the stadium site is a dirt pit, and in December the LA Times reported that “If developers get the green light from the league, they say, stadium construction can begin within a couple of weeks.” This will be the building football fans across the U.S. think of when they think of Los Angeles, so let’s take a tour, shall we?
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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.