LA Rams season ticket deposits begin

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L.A. football fans hold a "Los Angeles Rams" sign during an NFL Game pitting the St. Louis Rams against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 23, 2014 in San Diego.
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Ryan Washington, who grew up in Inglewood and was 6 years old when the Rams left for St. Louis, celebrates after learning that the team will return to L.A.
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Deborah Retolaza of Covina celebrate the Rams' return with her grandchildren Maxim, Dean, and Jade.
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A rendering of the new stadium and complex to be built near the Forum in Inglewood was released by the Hollywood Park Land Company, Kroenke Group and Stockbridge Capital Group in January.
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If you’re hankering for a Los Angeles Rams season ticket, you’ll want to act quickly.

The team launched a website on Monday to collect deposits from would-be season ticket holders. Tickets don’t go on sale until the spring, but for $100, you get on a wait list to buy up to eight before the general public.

The deposit is refundable and does not guarantee that you’ll be able to buy a ticket. Instead, people on the wait list will get top priority based on the order in which their deposit was received, according to the team.

Jake Bye, vice president of tickets and premium seating for the Rams, told KPCC he didn’t know how many people went online to put down a deposit Monday but that he was encouraged by the response.

“There’s just been a ton of passion for, you know, the NFL’s return, the Rams’ return to Los Angeles, so we’re thrilled with that,” Bye said.

The Rams are returning to Los Angeles after two decades in St. Louis. The team played in L.A. from 1946 to 1994.

The Rams will play at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for the first three seasons before moving to their new stadium in Inglewood in 2019.

Getting on the wait list for the 2016 season will also give buyers first dibs on tickets for the new stadium.

Bye said there was “some urgency” for fans to get to the website and place a deposit, but he noted that the team will continue accepting deposits for the foreseeable future.

The season ticket price has not been set yet, but Bye said it will be comparable to the previous season in St. Louis.

“We want the pricing to be competitive. We want our games right out of the gate to be accessible to, you know, the great L.A. fans that over the years have expressed such tremendous passion for us to return,” Bye said.