The Rams organization is taking the first steps to building new practice fields in Warner Center.
Giant bulldozers will tear up the north parking lot at the old Anthem site on Canoga Avenue, which will become the practice fields for the football team.
According to Joanna Hunter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs for the LA Rams, demolition of the parking lot will begin this week, and then several auxiliary buildings will be taken down next week.
The team’s owner, Stan Kroenke, bought the old insurance headquarters in 2022, when he also purchased The Village at Westfield and the Promenade Mall.
The Rams currently practice in Thousand Oaks. When the new fields and offices are built, they will practice on the property, which will be fenced and gated. They anticipate practicing on the fields before the 2024 season.
The fields will be purely for practice. There will be no bleachers and no public viewing.
The fields will be located on the Erwin Street side of the parcel, and the Erwin driveway will be closed off. Access will be from Owensmouth and Canoga Avenue.
Modular buildings will be brought to the site to house staff offices, locker rooms, weight rooms and more.
The actual Anthem office building will remain standing, though Kroenke has not announced any plans for it as of yet. He also has not announced what his plans are for the Promenade Mall, which he purchased with existing entitlements to build a stadium, hotels, commercial, residential and retail components.