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Old 19.05.2017, 12:47 PM
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Default Inglewood Stadium (Kroenke Stadium) delayed until 2020

With the LA Rams announcing yesterday that the new Inglewood stadium will be delayed until 2020 it will leave the Rams playing an extra year at the Memorial Coliseum.

The NFL rules state that all Franchises playing in temporary stadiums must make themselves available for the International Series.

I think this now means we will see the Rams playing overseas in 2018 and 2019 now.

Good news for us European Rams fans.
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Old 19.05.2017, 02:17 PM
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I think this now means we will see the Rams playing overseas in 2018 and 2019 now.

Good news for us European Rams fans.
Ah well, at least there's another 3 games a year now.
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Old 19.05.2017, 03:58 PM
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I think this now means we will see the Rams playing overseas in 2018 and 2019 now.

Good news for us European Rams fans.
Unless they go to Mexico.

Or other teams volunteer an international home game so the league does not need to enforce that rule.

Unless I missed something to say the league backdated the 2014 Falcons game as applying, they still need to play a game overseas by 2020 as a condition of hosting Super Bowl LIII.

The Chargers are also in the same situation as the Rams.

And the Jaguars are already playing in London until 2020.

There is also the issue of the Raiders should they are leave Oakland early.

Would the league want the Rams, Chargers, and Jaguars all hosting in London in both of the next two years?

Unless no one else other than the Raiders wants to play in Mexico, you would think that the Rams and Chargers would each play a game there over the following two years out of fairness for the travel involved.

So if there are other volunteers to take a game to London I can easily see the Rams being the one to get a year off, along with one in Mexico, and not need to come back to London.
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With the LA Rams announcing yesterday that the new Inglewood stadium will be delayed until 2020 it will leave the Rams playing an extra year at the Memorial Coliseum.

The NFL rules state that all Franchises playing in temporary stadiums must make themselves available for the International Series.

I think this now means we will see the Rams playing overseas in 2018 and 2019 now.

Good news for us European Rams fans.
I really hope this is correct! I can see the point that Mexico is obviously closer but I hope they still visit us. I enjoyed the Twickenham game last year despite the result.
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With the LA Rams announcing yesterday that the new Inglewood stadium will be delayed until 2020 it will leave the Rams playing an extra year at the Memorial Coliseum.

The NFL rules state that all Franchises playing in temporary stadiums must make themselves available for the International Series.

I think this now means we will see the Rams playing overseas in 2018 and 2019 now.

Good news for us European Rams fans.
I suspect it will more likely mean they will push ahead with the Germany game or the China one than London.
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I suspect it will more likely mean they will push ahead with the Germany game or the China one than London.
I read an article last week suggesting that the Rams and 49ers might play in China in week one of NEXT season as an international game (designated Rams home game).
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Old 12.10.2017, 02:19 PM
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I honestly don't see China as a viable game venue

China UTC +8
Los Angeles UTC -8
New York UTC -5

So a sixteen hour difference between China and LA or thirteen hours for China and New York.

NFL normal kick off slots are 1800, 2100 and 0100 UTC

That would make, China 0200, 0500 and 0900 (Monday)

If the China kick off time was 1200 on the Sunday that would be 2000 on the Saturday for LA - primetime for College Football - not going to happen.

Thursday Night Football? 1800 LA / 2100 NY would be 1000 on a Friday morning in China !

A 2000 Sunday kick off in China would be 0400 LA or 0700 NY with 1200 UTC

Give me a kick off time in China that would work for the US viewers?
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