The city of L.A. has added a new resident to its population: the Rams football club. In 2015 the Rams moved from St. Louis, Missouri, to Los Angeles, California. This was significant for both the Rams and the city, as it meant L.A. was going to have its first pro football team in over two decades. And while a new stadium is planned in the neighborhood of Inglewood for 2020, the Rams currently play in the 93,000-capacity Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, near downtown L.A. Tickets can start as low as about US$20 in the upper rows to US$1,000+ for seats closer to the field.
LA Memorial Coliseum ( Photo: Ron Reiring via Flickr)
The NFL pre-season begins in mid-August and the Rams play four games; the regular season lasts 17 weeks, from September through December. Then the playoffs begin, which include the divisional and conference championships. The Super Bowl takes place in early February. A full list of Rams information, including stats and roster info, can be found at the official site of the Los Angeles Rams. For purchasing individual tickets, we recommend the three websites listed below.
Ticketmaster is the Rams’ official ticket broker. Their website is easily navigable despite all the visual noise. You can set your budget, select the number of Rams tickets you’d like, the seating arrangements, and prices are filtered from lowest to highest. Ticketmaster charges various fees, which include a service fee, facility charge and order-processing fee. For example, the cheapest total price, including fees, we found for the Redskins-Rams game was $US93 (from an $80 list price). Tickets can be delivered digitally, by mail or by expedited shipping, and Ticketmaster accepts major credit cards as payment. You can pay with Apple Pay via their app, but PayPal is not accepted. Some tickets are available for resale. A “sell” button in your order details denotes whether tickets can be resold. Also, Ticketmaster offers Event Ticket Insurance protection for an extra US$7, and allows customers to cancel and receive a full refund.
eBay-owned StubHub is a major competitor to Ticketmaster. Their website is cleaner than the latter, which makes finding NFL tickets easy. Simply type “Rams” into the search box and a list of games appears detailing the best prices for seats. We found tickets for the Seahawks-Rams game starting at US22.50. Also, like Ticketmaster, StubHub charges various service fees, and these can add 30% or more to the cost of your ticket. To see the total cost of the ticket select the “filter” box and then the “show prices including fees” box. Tickets are free to sell, but StubHub charges a 15% service fee for sellers and 10% for buyers. Stubhub does accept PayPal, as well as major credit cards, Apple Pay and Android Pay. They guarantee each ticket with their FanProtectTM program, ensuring that a full refund is issued if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
This is a good option if you want to purchase ticket packages. In fact, Vivid Seats is the official travel partner of the Los Angeles Rams. Click the NFL tab, then choose Rams, and you’ll be able to select from a list of pre-season and regular-season ticket packages. Their official tailgate package includes game tickets, entry to the official Vivid Seats VIP Tailgate (with open bar and food stations), and a meet and greet with Rams alumni. Package prices for the Seahawks-Rams game, for example, cost US$336.60. This is without adding on fees for any seat upgrades or parking passes. Vivid Seats also offers home travel packages, which includes tickets, hotel (Courtyard Marriot located at L.A. Live), Admission to Vivid Seats Official VIP Tailgate, and a Vivid Seats NFL-approved stadium bag. The price we found for a home travel package for the Seahawks-Rams game was US$527.85 per person, without add-ons.
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