With the Rams returning to Los Angeles California bragging rights are on the line once again when these two instate rivals meet on the gridiron. The rivalry between these two teams dates back to 1950 and is considered one of the fiercest in the NFL with Sports Illustrated naming it the eighth best rivalry in the NFL. There is always a lot at stake when the Rams and 49ers get together, so make sure to be in attendance for the next installment of this great rivalry.
The rivalry between the Rams and Cardinals is based on the fact the two teams have been competing against each other for the NFC West title since 2002. Another common thread between these two rivals is the fact both teams at one point played in St. Louis before moving to greener pastures out west. Come prepared for a hard fought game when the Rams and Cardinals square off.
The Rams and Seahawks have been divisional rivals since Seattle joined the NFC West in 2002. While the Rams and Seahawks rivalry may not be as strong as the other rivalries in the division, you’ll still have a good time attending a matchup between these two NFC West rivals.
Rams Tailgate Guide
The NFL returned to Los Angeles last season, and football fans from all over the LA area came out to show their support, and what better way to show your support and devotion to the Rams than by tailgating before the game. Rams fans love to arrive bright and early and get the game day festivities going as you’ll find the lots surrounding the LA Coliseum filling up five hours before the game.
The tailgating space around the LA Coliseum might be a bit limited, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a great time throwing down some beers and grilling with Rams fans. Everyone is brimming with excitement over the Rams return to LA, so come on out and join in on the fun when attending a Rams game.
If you’re not looking to set up your own tailgate, then Rams Fan Fest is the next best alternative. Rams Fan Fest, located on Christmas Tree Lane in Expo Park, features concessions, a kids zone, a pregame radio show, and much more so stop by and check it out.
A symbol of USC since 1930, life-sized bronze Tommy Trojan has been a favorite meeting spot for students and a traditional photo opportunity for fans. Its official name is the Trojan Shrine, and students now guard it every night before the USC-UCLA rivalry game because of UCLA’s reputation for vandalizing the statue. The university even goes so far as to wrap it in duct tape to protect it from being painted by UCLA students.
Heritage Hall opened at the heart of the USC campus in 1971 to house the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, but it has recently been renovated to include a museum. The $35 million project added a two-story museum to showcase the athletes, teams, and coaches that have contributed to the USC athletic program. The space also houses offices, a sports performance center, a broadcast studio, and an indoor golf driving range in addition to new locker rooms, meeting rooms, an equipment room, and event space.
The George Tirebiter Statue located on Trousdale Parkway celebrates former USC mascot George Tirebiter. Tirebiter was the school’s dog mascot before Traveler burst onto the scene. Pay respect to the USC mascot of the past by stopping by and snapping a pic with the statue.
Designated Exposition Park Lots (Lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, South Lawn, and State Dr.)These Exposition Park lots offer great spots to tailgate if you’re driving to the game and looking to set up a tailgate party of your own. Here you’ll also be able to meet up with fellow Rams fans and tailgate up until kickoff.
Rams Fan FestIf you’re not looking to set up your own tailgate, then Rams Fan Fest is the next best alternative. Rams Fan Fest, located on Christmas Tree Lane in Expo Park, features concessions, a kids zone, a pregame radio show, and much more so stop by and check it out.
Rams Stadium Guide
The Rams have returned to Los Angeles and are playing in the historic Los Angeles Coliseum until their new football palace in Inglewood is complete offering you the perfect opportunity to see some NFL football in one of the most famous venues in NFL history. The Coliseum should be on the bucket list of any sports fan and NFL fan as it was home to not only the 1932 and 1984 Olympics but also the first Super Bowl.
While the history alone makes a trip to see the LA Coliseum a must, you’ll also encounter a rabid fan base ready to see some NFL football when attending a Rams game. Rams fans are over the moon with the team’s return and are coming out in strong numbers to show their support for their home team. You’ll see a sea of blue and gold when attending a Rams game, so come dressed head to toe in blue and gold to show your support for LA’s NFL team.
The opportunity to see the historic LA Coliseum and Los Angeles’s renewed love for the Rams makes attending a Rams game a must for any NFL fan out there.
Also known as the Olympic Torch, it was built for the Coliseum when it hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984. It still stands today and is lit during the fourth quarter of USC football games and other special occasions.
The Court of Honor is a series of plaques that recognize the memorable events and athletes that have taken place at the Coliseum. It includes a full list of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic gold medalists. Stop by the Court of Honor to pay tribute to some of the greatest athletes to ever compete at the Coliseum.
Rampage keeps fans young and old engaged throughout the game with his antics. Give Rampage a high five if you see him at the game and keep an eye out for him as you never know what kind of trouble he’ll get into next.
Be on the look out for the Melon Heads. This fan group wears carved out watermelons to every Rams game and are some of the most diehard Rams fans out there. The group's founder Lance Goldberg was even inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so don’t miss the Melon Heads during your trip to LA.
The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders have been entertaining Rams fans since 1974. The group followed the Rams to St. Louis in 1995 and now have returned to LA alongside the Rams, so don’t miss the Rams Cheerleaders when attending a Rams game.
The ingredients are of the highest possible quality, including all-beef patties and hot dogs, french fries prepared with vegetable oil, real cheese, fresh chopped onions, and extra-thick slices of tomato.