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Thursday, August 19, 2010

St. Louis Rams - Home Stadiums



A. The St. Louis Rams franchise was established in 1937. The team has been located in three cities and has been known as:
Cleveland Rams 1937-1942, 1944-1945
Los Angeles Rams 1946-1994
St. Louis Rams 1995-Present

Note: The Rams franchise suspended operation in 1943 during World War II due to a player shortage.

B. The Rams have played in the following home stadiums:
1. Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1937, 1939-41, 1945


2. League Park, Cleveland
1937, 1942, 1944-45


3. Shaw Stadium, Cleveland
1938


4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
1946-79


5. Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim CA
1980-94


6. Busch Stadium, St. Louis
1995


7. Dome at America Center / Trans World Dome / Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
1995-Present


C. For more information on the Rams, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Rams' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_St._Louis_Rams_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

D. Celebrate the Rams' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the St. Louis Rams and the history of the Rams franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our St. Louis Rams YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfhYDCOQUag or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/St.-Louis-Rams-c131/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

E. Stadium artwork
Please note that the actual original, hand drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 7 stadium images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one St. Louis Rams fan. If you are interested in being the owner of this complete and original collection of St. Louis Rams home stadium images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Rams.
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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 19, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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