Inglewood's Hollywood Racetrack was given a televised farewell early Sunday morning, as crews collapsed the grandstand to make room for a new stadium complex.
Inglewood mayor James T Butts watched the implosion with Rams fans:
"The Forum was the economic revival center for the city and this becomes the the development that catapults us to national prominence in terms of economic development, sports and entertainment," Butts told NBC4.
Still, some neighbors of the park weren't all too pleased with the 6 a.m. explosion:
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is part of the group behind the 80,000 seat pro football stadium. He'll soon have to decide whether he wants the team to move to Inglewood, or stay in St Louis.
Either way, construction is set to start on the two billion dollar stadium by the end of the year.
Another proposed stadium project in Southern California is moving along in Carson.