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Kroenke's Stadium Plan Passes Inglewood Council Vote

The last major political hurdle in front of Stan Kroenke's proposal to build an NFL stadium on the old Hollywood Park site in Inglewood was crossed off last night.

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The Inglewood City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an 80,000-seat stadium at the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack, jump-starting the effort to bring an NFL team back to the area after a two-decade absence.

The unanimity means the plans clear the need for a public vote on the issue, one that could have required a bit more detail regarding the plans that have yet to be be unveiled. That being the case, it's a big step to keep Kroenke's stadium plan on the fast track ahead of the recently announced plan by the Chargers and Raiders to share a stadium further south from Kroenke's Inglewood site in Carson.

With several initial details left to be nailed down, the intent is to have construction begin on site by December with a projected completion for the 2018 NFL regular season. The understood gap solution would be to have the Rams play at the Rose Bowl for two years before moving into their new digs.

As always, it's a process. And the process continues to roll on...