Having recently landed back home after being away for 20 years, the LA Rams have officially partnered with American Airlines.
AA will now be the “Official Airline of the Los Angeles Rams,” the company announced on Tuesday, with its logo appearing in the stadium for home games.
“American is one of the largest employers in Los Angeles and our more than 6,000 employees based at LAX are proud to welcome the Rams back home,” Fernand Fernandez, American’s vice president of Global Marketing, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Los Angeles’ returning football team highlights our commitment to the community.”
“We are pleased to add American Airlines to our roster of partners kicking off this historic season back home in Los Angeles,” Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff continued. “American Airlines has a big presence in this community. We look forward to teaming up with them to bring Angelenos closer to Rams’ football.”
The move is the latest in American Airlines’ bid to strengthen its presence at LAX after having teamed up with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Hollywood Bowl, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Universal Music Group, American Film Institute and British Academy of Film and Television Arts – Los Angeles chapter.
As for the Rams, they have had close victories in their first two preseason games against the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs since returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum earlier this month, while their new stadium in Inglewood is being built.
They have two more road games before their regular season opener against their northern California rivals the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara on Sept. 12. In the meantime, fans can follow the players led by rookie QB Jared Goff (pictured above) as they settle into their new digs on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”