LOS ANGELES RAMS HOST ATLANTA FALCONS
ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 FOR WALTER PAYTON
NFL MAN OF YEAR GAME
The Los Angeles Rams will host the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, December 11 at 1:25 p.m. PT at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year game. The game will be broadcast in English on FOX 11/ KTTV and on ESPNLA 710 AM and 100.3 FM The Sound, as well as in Spanish on ESPN Deportes 1330 AM.
Due to the 1:25 pm PT kickoff, all gates will open at 11:30 AM PT moving forward, with select gates (1 and 28) opening at 10:30 AM PT for fans who wish to visit the Corona Extra Beach House or Vivid Seats VIP Tailgate.
Below are featured events that will take place at the Rams game on Sunday, which is sponsored by Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions.
BEBE REXHA TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM; JOIN RAMS CHEERLEADERS FOR HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
Chart-topping singer songwriter BEBE REXHA will perform the National Anthem pregame as well as during halftime with the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders.
The official Marine Corps Color Guard of Recruiting Station Orange County will present the colors.
LOS ANGELES LEGEND TOMMY LASORDA TO LIGHT THE TORCH
The Rams will salute Los Angeles Dodgers legend and Baseball Hall of Famer TOMMY LASORDA when he lights the torch prior to kickoff on Sunday. Lasorda just completed his 67th season in the Dodger organization, currently serving as Special Advisor to the Chairman.
UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES TO HONOR WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF YEAR NOMINEE JOHNNY HEKKER
Earlier this week, the Rams and the NFL announced that JOHNNY HEKKER has been named the team’s 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for civic leadership in his community. Representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, the five-year veteran is now eligible to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.
In commemoration of the award, Hekker will receive a $50,000 donation which he is directing to The Grace Network, an organization that exists to mobilize and resource communities to combat human trafficking locally in California and beyond. Hekker’s brother-in-law, Chris Stambaugh, founded the organization in 2009 and will be on-field pregame to receive the check from Elise Buik, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
An additional $50,000 will be donated in Hekker’s name to fund Character Playbook in Los Angeles, the NFL and United Way’s premier digital education program that trains students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships during their critical middle school years. The Rams and United Way of Greater Los Angeles launched Character Playbook in this community earlier this season at Santee Education Complex.
Donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation, Nationwide and United Way Worldwide.
To further celebrate and encourage fan support of the 32 team Man of the Year nominees, Nationwide, the presenting sponsor of the Award, will host the second annual Charity Challenge. As part of the social media challenge, fans may support Hekker by tagging tweets with #HekkerWPMOYChallenge. The player hashtag that generates the most mentions will win an additional $25,000 donation to his charity of choice, courtesy of Nationwide.
RAMS TO SALUTE ALL-TIME PASSING LEADER JIM EVERETT
During the 3rd quarter, the Rams will salute on-field former quarterback and Legends Community member JIM EVERETT. Everett quarterbacked the Los Angeles Rams for eight seasons from 1986 – 1993, starting 105 games behind center. He led the Rams to three playoff appearances and was selected to the 1990 Pro Bowl. He threw for more than 23,000 yards in the Rams uniform and is the organization’s all-time passing leader.
RAMS TO HONOR SEASON TICKET MEMBER & CHEERLEADER HEADED TO PRO BOWL IN ORLANDO
As a thank you to season ticket members, the Rams ran a sweepstakes to send one season ticket member and a guest to the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. The trip includes round-trip airfare (compliments of American Airlines), VIP access to Pro Bowl practice and recognition during the Pro Bowl game on January 29th.
The winner, ALBERT MONTOYA, will be recognized during the second quarter following the announcement of the Pro Bowl Cheerleader selection.
CBS2 & KCAL 9 HOST CHIPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE AT RAMS FAN FEST
The Rams will support the CBS2/KCAL9 and California Highway Patrol’s CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Campaign at this Sunday’s game. Fans may bring unwrapped toys to donate by the Metro stop or inside Rams Fan Fest. Additionally, Mattel will have a presence on-site at Fan Fest so that fans may purchase toys to donate before the game.
The Campaign’s continuing goal is “Making a Difference in a Child’s Life” by collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution to local hospitals, charities, churches, community and human service centers in the most underserved and disadvantaged communities. Each year, the Toy Drive has made a positive impact on disadvantaged families in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
ALBERTSONS VONS PAVILIONS TO GIVE AWAY HYUNDAI SANTA FE AS PART OF “GAME ON!” SWEEPSTAKES
As part of the Albertsons Vons Pavilions “Game On!” sweepstakes, five finalists of the program’s “second quarter” will have the chance to win a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T SUV. Each of the finalists will draw a set of keys at the two-minute mark before halftime. The first whose set of keys successfully turns on the vehicle, wins the vehicle. The four runners-up will receive Albertsons Vons Pavilions gift cards valued at $1,000 apiece. Fans can still participate in the fourth quarter of “Game On!,” as well as for the grand prize which includes a chance to win the ultimate grand prize of a trip for two to the Big Game in February. Visit local Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions for more details.
GAMEDAY DETAILS FOR FANS ATTENDING LOS ANGELES RAMS GAMES
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, details for what fans may expect this Sunday include:
- Limited parking is available in USC Campus lots (see attached map) on a first-come, first-served basis for $50.00.
- Due to limited parking, fans are encouraged to take Metro or Metrolink to the game.
- The NFL’s Clear Bag Policy is in effect and any bags brought to the game must be compliant.
- Fans should arrive early and be in their seats 15-minutes prior to kickoff for the National Anthem and torch lighting.
- Visit therams.com/gameday for more information.
Below is more detailed information for guests attending games this season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum:
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Parking in USC Campus and Exposition Park lots are by permit only and there is no public parking on-site for Rams games. USC Gameday Traffic Flow will be in effect for guests driving to the Coliseum.
Please note, drivers may only make right turns onto streets around the Coliseum to enter parking lots.
Limited parking will be available in USC Campus lots PSA, PSB, PSD and the USC Parking Center on a first-come first-served basis for $50. Parking in Exposition Park lots are by permit only.
Parking lots open five hours prior to kickoff and close 90 minutes after the end of game. Vehicles must exit the stadium parking lots by 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
In addition, the following street closures will be in effect:
- Starting at 11:30 AM, two hours ahead of kickoff, Exposition Blvd Eastbound will be closed from Vermont to Figueroa. This will remain closed until one hour and 45 minutes after the end of game.
- Starting at 12:30 PM, one hour ahead of kickoff, Exposition Blvd Westbound will be closed from Figueroa to Bill Robertson Lane. This will remain closed until one hour and 45 minutes after the end of game.
- At Halftime of the game, a soft closure will take place at Normandie (local access only) for eastbound traffic on Exposition Blvd. This will remain closed until one hour and 45 minutes after the end of game.
- At Halftime of the game, a hard closure will take place at Wisconsin for eastbound traffic on Exposition Blvd. This will remain closed until one hour and 45 minutes after the end of game.
Due to limited parking, fans are encouraged to take public transportation. For people who “Go Metro on Game Day,” the Coliseum is easily accessible from the following Metro stations: Expo Park/USC, Expo/Vermont, and 37th St/USC. More information can be found at https://www.metro.net/riding/gameday/.
Metrolink is kicking off special train service to all Los Angeles Rams home games this season. For only $10 per round-trip, fans can ride the Rams Train to the game. The schedule and general information on these special trains can be found at www.metrolinktrains.com/Rams.
There is no tailgating on the USC Campus or USC Campus Parking Facilities during Los Angeles Rams games.
Tailgating is allowed in designated Exposition Park lots (Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 4, Lot 5, Lot 6, South Lawn and State Dr.). Tailgating is not permitted in Lot 3, the Visitor Parking Structure, South Park Dr., Martin Luther King Blvd., or Expo Center Dr.
In designated lots, tailgating is allowed only in individual parking spaces, in front or behind each vehicle only. Tailgating equipment must not block pedestrian or vehicle access. The use of multiple spaces without a vehicle is prohibited. A small canopy (not larger than 10’x10′) may be erected in front of or behind each vehicle only.
Full tailgating policies can be found here http://www.therams.com/events/parking.html.
The Rams Fan Fest is located on Christmas Tree Lane in Expo Park on the East side of the Coliseum and opens five hours prior to kickoff.
The Corona Extra Beach House at Gate 1 opens three hours prior to kickoff and offers premium beverage options and the chance to watch NFL RedZone, showing every touchdown from every game on Sunday mornings and afternoons. Fans must enter through Gates 1 or 28.
The Vivid Seats VIP Tailgate will The Vivid Seats Official VIP Tailgate at Gate 28 opens three hours prior to kickoff to those with a VIP Tailgate ticket. The Tailgate includes open bar, catering and televisions.
To ensure a safe gameday experience, the Los Angeles Rams, NFL and USC are working with city, state and federal agencies including the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and the FBI, in addition to private security firms.
Gates open two hours prior to kickoff, excluding Gates 1 and 28 which open three hours prior to kickoff for fans who wish to visit the Corona Extra Beach House or Vivid Seats VIP Tailgate. For the safety of guests, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has a no re-entry policy. If a guest exits the facility, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
New this season, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is introducing enhanced security elements for all events. Metal detectors have been installed at all gates and guests will be required to walk through them before entering the stadium.
The Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all games at the Coliseum this year. The Rams strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined below is what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official clear plastic tote bags are available at ramsfanshop.com or at Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions), or
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
For additional information, go to NFL.com/allclear.
Additionally, fans should be aware of iWATCHLA, the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau’s community reporting initiative that provides education about what types of activities and behavior to report and an easy way for community reporting by app, phone or web. For additional information, and to download the app, visit http://www.lapdonline.org/iwatchla.
- Bags, Backpacks or Purses which do not meet Bag Policy guidelines. Hard or Soft Coolers, Baskets, Packages or Containers;
- Alcoholic Beverages, Bottles or Cans. (Factory sealed bottles of water, 17 oz. or less, are allowed; limit 2 per person);
- Illegal Drugs and Weapons including Firearms, Knives, Explosives, Fireworks, Lighters and Laser Pointers;
- Professional Cameras (lenses longer than 3”) and Camera Equipment, Selfie-Sticks, Tripods and Video or Audio Recording Equipment;
- Banners, Sticks, Poles, Inflatables, Frisbees, Balls, and Unsliced Fruits or Vegetables;
- Umbrellas, Balloons, Strollers, Skateboards and Folding or Beach Chairs;
- Pets (Service Animals are allowed);
- The Coliseum is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in any area of the Coliseum.
FAN CODE OF CONDUCT
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behavior at all events.
- Profanity or other offensive language or gestures, whether spoken, written or appearing on apparel
- Smoking (including vaporizers, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco)
- Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption or signs of substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior
- Bringing prohibited items into the venue
- Throwing of items or liquids
- Entering the playing field or court at any time
- Fighting or other threatening behavior, including verbal or physical harassment
- Failure to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff if requested to do so
- Resale of tickets at the venue
- Violation of state or local laws
- Failing to follow instruction of stadium personnel or stadium policies
Event patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of the guests and/or persons using their tickets. Even if Season Ticket Members give away or sell their tickets to a game, the account holder is accountable for the actions of those using the tickets. Accounts can be forfeited partially or entirely for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.
Failure to comply may result in ejection or arrest.
Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to management personnel. For assistance, call or text 213-263-4007. Message and data rates may apply.
Smoking, smokeless tobacco and smoking implements (including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, lighters, vaporizers and e-cigarettes) are prohibited in all areas of the Coliseum. The use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited for all events (LAMC 41.50.1). Violators may be subject to eviction and/or citation. (There are no designated smoking areas inside the Coliseum.)
Will Call is located outside Gate 4 and will open four hours prior to kickoff and closes after halftime. Will Call tickets can only be claimed by the person whose name appears on the ticket envelope. Valid photo I.D. is required. Additionally at Will Call, fans may purchase tickets to future Rams games at if available.
The Ticket Office for guests to resolve ticket issues is located at Gate 29.
RAMS FAN FEST
The Rams Fan Fest is located on the East side of the Coliseum and is open five hours prior to kickoff. Rams Fan Fest features areas and activities for all guests, including in the Cedars-Sinai Kids’ Zone for young fans.