Rams Football Training Camp – Macomb, IL 1996-2004
From 1996 to 2004, the Western Illinois University campus and Hanson Field Stadium was home to the St. Louis Rams‘ football summer training camp. As part of the Rams’ training camp two NFL scrimmages were held on Hanson Field. On July 29, 2000, Hanson Field was the site of a Super Bowl XXXIV rematch as the Rams hosted the Tennessee Titans for a scrimmage. Four years later the Rams held a series of practices with the Chicago Bears.
In 2005, the Rams decided to move summer training to their own facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, ending the nine-year relationship. The Rams football organization has since returned to its original home of Los Angeles, California.