Los Angeles Rams logo unveiled during celebration rally

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The Los Angeles Rams unveiled their newest logo during a fan celebration on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (KABC)

Rams owner Stan Kroenke met excited fans and unveiled the new logo for the team during a rally and news conference Friday at The Forum, which is near the location of the team's future home in Inglewood.

The rally came three days after NFL owners approved the proposed $1.8 billion stadium at Hollywood Park during a meeting in Houston.

Kroenke said it took more than two years of work to bring the plan to light and gain enough support from the NFL owners.

"This is all about football really. This is the great history of the Los Angeles Rams," Kroenke said as fans erupted in cheers.

Kroenke said he's excited about the events the stadium will be able to host.

"We're going to bring Super Bowls here," he said to thunderous cheers. "We're going to bring events like the Final 4. The Final 4 hasn't been here in decades and they've already talked to us, so there are a lot of opportunities."

In addition to Kroenke, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts spoke and said he wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about making Inglewood the site of the 2020 Super Bowl.

During the rally, the NFL also tweeted out a photo of the new logo.

Ram's head coach Jeff Fisher played at Taft High School in Los Angeles and at the University of Southern California. He said he's excited to head back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

"Well I had T.J. McDonald from USC, our safety, come by my office just before I came out here. I said, 'I can't wait to run out that tunnel again.' The great part of that tunnel is that there is a winning tradition and there's a tremendous winning tradition in the Coliseum and we have to continue that," Fisher said.

Former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jim Everett said he is ecstatic the Rams are back.

"We're going to have a monument-type stadium. We've got a good young team coming back. I'm excited, I'm very excited about this move. I can continue to sign the name 'L.A. Rams,'" he said.

The Inglewood stadium will be ready for the 2019 season, and the Rams will begin playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the 2016 season.

The San Diego Chargers were given the option to move to Los Angeles and build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson.

The Rams have set up a website, WelcomeHomeRams.com, and on Monday at 10 a.m. fans can begin the process to buy tickets for the upcoming 2016 season.
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