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Los Angeles Rams To Base Training In Thousand Oaks, On California Lutheran University Campus

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The Los Angeles Rams are going to base their training operations in Ventura County while their stadium is being built in Los Angeles.

California Lutheran University and the Rams announced this morning that they’ve reached an agreement for the pro football team to add practice fields and temporary buildings to the university’s north campus to use as a base camp. It will be home for about 130 players, trainers, coaches, and other support staff. Starting in September, regular and off season practices will be held at the facility.

CLU already had additional fields, buildings, and parking in its master plan for the area which had been approved by the City of Thousand Oaks. The city still has to give final approval to some modular buildings for the site. When the team leaves, the facilities will be turned over to the university. The practice site will be closed to the public. There will be opportunities for students to be involved with the team through internships.

CLU officials say they are thrilled the university will be a part of the return of pro football to Southern California, noting the Dallas Cowboys held their summer training camps on the campus in Thousand Oaks for more than two decades. The Cowboys currently hold their summer training camp in Oxnard.

The Rams are going to use the Cowboys facilities in Oxnard this spring, for spring workouts. There’s no official word yet on where the Rams will hold this year’s summer training camp.

CLU is the parent of KCLU Radio.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.