Rams will hold training camp, including practices open to the public, at UC Irvine

Bradley Marquez and the rest of the Rams will spend much of August practicing at UC Irvine.
(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

UC Irvine and the Rams announced Thursday that they had agreed to terms for the NFL team to hold training camp on the Orange County campus for three years, with an option for a fourth.

The Rams open training camp with their first public practice on July 30 at 3:30 p.m. They will practice at UCI’s Crawford Field through the exhibition season before relocating to the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks for the regular season.

“This is an exciting time for NFL fans, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that this is a great experience for everyone involved,” UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi said in a statement. “We welcome the Rams back, and although UCI doesn’t have a football team, we take great pride in our facilities and our athletic accomplishments.”


The Rams played home games at Anaheim Stadium from 1980 to 1995. They practiced at Irvine from 1990 to 1992 and in 1994 before the franchise moved to St. Louis.

“We look forward to training at UCI in preparation for the 2016 season,” Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. “Their facilities are top-notch, and we’re excited to welcome our fans to their campus as we gear up for the start of the season.”

Sixteen practices at UCI will be open to the public. Gates open 90 minutes before each practice, and select players will sign autographs after all open practices. There will also be one scrimmage, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, on Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.

Rams practices open to the public are:

July 30, 3:30 p.m.

July 31, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 2, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 6, 3 p.m. (at L.A. Memorial Coliseum)

Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 9, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 11, 10 a.m.

Aug. 15, 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 24, 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 25, 4:30 p.m.