Brea, Tustin Join Fight to Keep Rams

Brea and Tustin have joined the ranks of cities supporting efforts to keep the Rams football team in Orange County.

Brea and Tustin both adopted similarly worded resolutions last week citing the positive financial benefits the county receives from having a professional football team based at Anaheim Stadium.

The Rams Booster Club and a task force founded by the club, Save the Rams, are leading the effort to obtain municipal support for keeping the team in the county.

The cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Irvine, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton and Santa Ana have also passed resolutions of support, along with the county of Orange, club spokeswoman Linda Moomau said.


Moomau said she hopes additional cities will approve resolutions during the next two weeks.

The complete list of municipal supporters will be announced at the Rams season kickoff luncheon sponsored by the Booster Club and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce.

The annual event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Anaheim Marriott. Rams head coach Chuck Knox and some team members are expected to attend.

This may be the last season that the Rams play in Anaheim. The Rams invoked an escape clause in their stadium lease in May that allows them to leave in 15 months.


The team has been discussing relocation offers from Baltimore, Memphis, St. Louis and other cities.