90,000 expected at LA Rams homecoming game vs. Cowboys

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The NFL is returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday for the first time since 1994, as the L.A. Rams face the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason opener for both teams. (KABC)

The NFL is returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday for the first time since 1994, as the L.A. Rams face the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason opener for both teams.

Game Day preps were underway as a crowd of more than 90,000 was expected at the homecoming game.

Paint was still wet, stadium seats were freshly cleaned and brand-new banners were being set up all around the Coliseum for kick-off at 5 p.m.

With the return of the Rams comes strict policies, however. A clear bag policy will be in place for fans, which means game-goers will not be allowed to bring non-clear bags, coolers, briefcases or backpacks. Fans will only be allowed to bring clear, plastic or vinyl bags. Small clutch bags, which cannot be bigger than the size of your hand, will also be allowed.

For those wanting to get the party started early, gates will open at 3 p.m. Tailgating will not be allowed at the nearby University of Southern California campus or parking facilities.

Tailgating will be allowed in Exposition Park lots 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, as well as on South Lawn and State Drive.

Game and city officials urged the public to use public transportation as major traffic congestion and limited parking were expected near the Coliseum.

It'll be a season's worth of sentimental games at the Coliseum, where the Rams will play until their state-of-the-art new home is built in Inglewood. The Rams played at the Coliseum - and won four NFL championships there - from 1946 until 1980. They then played their next 15 seasons at Angel Stadium in Anaheim before moving on to St. Louis in 1994.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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