FRONT OFFICE

E. Stanley Kroenke
Owner/Chairman

Biography

In January of 2016, the National Football League owners made a historic agreement for the Rams to relocate to Los Angeles. The Rams played in Los Angeles from 1946 – 1994, and after 21 years of the nation’s second-largest market being without the most popular sport in the country, the Rams returned to their Southern California roots under Stan Kroenke’s guidance.

“The Rams (are) returning to their home of Los Angeles with an incredible stadium complex that will exceed all expectations of our fans in the entertainment capital of the world,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2016. “We believe this will be transformational, not just for the Rams, not just for the Los Angeles community but for the NFL.”

The Rams arrival in Los Angeles was named 2016’s top sports moment at the 12th Annual L.A. Sports Awards and the club was honored with the Association for Corporate Growth Award. Additionally, Kroenke was the honoree for the Los Angeles Police Department’s 2016 True Blue Gala.

Kroenke is building a 70,000-seat stadium project and 6,000-seat performance venue located in Inglewood, Calif., on a 298-acre district that will feature approximately 14,000,000 square feet of retail, entertainment, office, residential, and hotel uses, along with 25 acres of parks. The Rams played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during their inaugural season in Los Angeles and will continue playing in the historic venue until the grand opening of the stadium project.

“Stan has the vision, resources, inspiration and creativity to create the right setting for the NFL in Los Angeles,” said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.  “I have great admiration for his talent and skills, and I have great confidence in his leadership ability in guiding our league back into this very important community.  He sees the big picture, knows how to do things on the big stage, and he knows how to do what’s best for the long term future.  Stan Kroenke is a valuable asset to the National Football League.”

Kroenke has been a critical leadership figure for the Rams since he first invested in the team in 1995 as co-owner of the storied franchise. In 2010, he was unanimously approved by National Football League owners to become the sole owner by 2014.

In 1999, the Rams won Super Bowl XXXVI over the Tennessee Titans, 23-16. Between 1999-2001, the Rams scored the most points by any team over a three-year stretch. Also in that span, the offense coined as the Greatest Show on Turf produced three NFL MVPs and an NFC Championship title.

Regarded as one of the world’s leading sports proprietors, Kroenke’s teams have won titles in the NFL, NHL, MLS, and the National Lacrosse League. Kroenke’s sports holdings include serving as the majority shareholder of London’s Arsenal FC (Barclays English Premiere League), which won its 13th FA Cup in 2017. From 2000-2014, Kroenke owned the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche which are now a part of a family trust. Kroenke’s Denver-based company, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owns the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. Kroenke also owns Altitude Sports and Entertainment, which produces Rams preseason games.

On January 12, 2017, Kroenke named Head Coach Sean McVay the 23rd coach in franchise history, making him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history at the age of 30.

“You can feel the passion and the commitment that Mr. Kroenke has for bringing a championship-caliber team to the city of Los Angeles,” McVay said. “He understands the game of football and knows what it takes to create a winning culture. I’m very excited to about the opportunity to work for a great owner who is committed to bringing a championship to this city.”

McVay works in tandem with Snead to develop the roster. During Snead’s tenure, he has selected the Defensive Rookie of the Year (Aaron Donald, 2014) and Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year (Todd Gurley, 2015) in back-to-back seasons.

Donald was just the second Ram to earn AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, joining Isiah Robertson. In addition to his rookie honors, Donald has racked up three consecutive Pro Bowl nominations.

Gurley led all rookies in rushing yards and finished third in the league among all NFL rushers with 1,106 yards in his rookie campaign. He became just the third rookie in franchise history to reach the 1,000-yard mark, joining Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Jerome Bettis.

In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Rams negotiated a trade with the Tennessee Titans to trade from No. 15 to acquire the No. 1 overall selection quarterback Jared Goff.

The Rams have also successfully invested in veteran talent such as defensive end Robert Quinn and left tackle Andrew Whitworth through Kroenke’s support. In 2013, Quinn set a new franchise record for most sacks in a single season with 19. Since then, he has earned two Pro Bowl honors, First-Team All-Pro honors (2013) and the Pro Football Writers of America Defensive Player of the Year (2013). Twelve-year pro, Whitworth has 163 starts and has been selected to three Pro Bowls.

“It is evident that Stan knows how to achieve success in the sports world,” Snead said. “His teams have won championships in five different sports and he has experience in building a contender. The success we have experienced through the NFL Draft, would not have been possible without Stan’s support and his willingness to take risks to build this team.” 

The Rams’ philanthropic efforts are essential to the club’s mission. The Rams have received numerous awards for their charitable contributions and have established a staff service program that provides thousands of service hours in the community in support of a vast array of charitable services. Those service projects are highlighted annually by a signature community improvement project fulfilled by Rams’ staff and players uniting to assist a local non-profit, school or community in need. The Rams completed their first Los Angeles-based community improvement project at Woodworth Elementary School in the Inglewood Unified School District within just months of relocating to Southern California.

Kroenke currently serves on the league’s Broadcast Committee. He has worked on multiple NFL committees, including on the NFL’s Workplace Diversity Committee. Kroenke also worked alongside his fellow owners to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL Players Association in 2011. 

Kroenke has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri. In February 2009, Kroenke was enshrined into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Joining him in the class was former Rams Pro Bowl defensive end Grant Wistrom.

E. Stanley Kroenke, named after baseball legends Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial, was born in Cole Camp, Mo., and grew up in Mora, Mo. Kroenke and his wife, Ann, have a daughter, Whitney, and a son, Josh, Governor and President of both the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.

In January of 2016, the National Football League owners made a historic agreement for the Rams to relocate to Los Angeles. The Rams played in Los Angeles from 1946 – 1994, and after 21 years of the nation’s second-largest market being without the most popular sport in the country, the Rams returned to their Southern California roots under Stan Kroenke’s guidance.

“The Rams (are) returning to their home of Los Angeles with an incredible stadium complex that will exceed all expectations of our fans in the entertainment capital of the world,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2016. “We believe this will be transformational, not just for the Rams, not just for the Los Angeles community but for the NFL.”

The Rams arrival in Los Angeles was named 2016’s top sports moment at the 12th Annual L.A. Sports Awards and the club was honored with the Association for Corporate Growth Award. Additionally, Kroenke was the honoree for the Los Angeles Police Department’s 2016 True Blue Gala.

Kroenke is building a 70,000-seat stadium project and 6,000-seat performance venue located in Inglewood, Calif., on a 298-acre district that will feature approximately 14,000,000 square feet of retail, entertainment, office, residential, and hotel uses, along with 25 acres of parks. The Rams played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during their inaugural season in Los Angeles and will continue playing in the historic venue until the grand opening of the stadium project.

“Stan has the vision, resources, inspiration and creativity to create the right setting for the NFL in Los Angeles,” said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.  “I have great admiration for his talent and skills, and I have great confidence in his leadership ability in guiding our league back into this very important community.  He sees the big picture, knows how to do things on the big stage, and he knows how to do what’s best for the long term future.  Stan Kroenke is a valuable asset to the National Football League.”

Kroenke has been a critical leadership figure for the Rams since he first invested in the team in 1995 as co-owner of the storied franchise. In 2010, he was unanimously approved by National Football League owners to become the sole owner by 2014.

In 1999, the Rams won Super Bowl XXXVI over the Tennessee Titans, 23-16. Between 1999-2001, the Rams scored the most points by any team over a three-year stretch. Also in that span, the offense coined as the Greatest Show on Turf produced three NFL MVPs and an NFC Championship title.

Regarded as one of the world’s leading sports proprietors, Kroenke’s teams have won titles in the NFL, NHL, MLS, and the National Lacrosse League. Kroenke’s sports holdings include serving as the majority shareholder of London’s Arsenal FC (Barclays English Premiere League), which won its 13th FA Cup in 2017. From 2000-2014, Kroenke owned the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche which are now a part of a family trust. Kroenke’s Denver-based company, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owns the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. Kroenke also owns Altitude Sports and Entertainment, which produces Rams preseason games.

On January 12, 2017, Kroenke named Head Coach Sean McVay the 23rd coach in franchise history, making him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history at the age of 30.

“You can feel the passion and the commitment that Mr. Kroenke has for bringing a championship-caliber team to the city of Los Angeles,” McVay said. “He understands the game of football and knows what it takes to create a winning culture. I’m very excited to about the opportunity to work for a great owner who is committed to bringing a championship to this city.”

McVay works in tandem with Snead to develop the roster. During Snead’s tenure, he has selected the Defensive Rookie of the Year (Aaron Donald, 2014) and Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year (Todd Gurley, 2015) in back-to-back seasons.

Donald was just the second Ram to earn AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, joining Isiah Robertson. In addition to his rookie honors, Donald has racked up three consecutive Pro Bowl nominations.

Gurley led all rookies in rushing yards and finished third in the league among all NFL rushers with 1,106 yards in his rookie campaign. He became just the third rookie in franchise history to reach the 1,000-yard mark, joining Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Jerome Bettis.

In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Rams negotiated a trade with the Tennessee Titans to trade from No. 15 to acquire the No. 1 overall selection quarterback Jared Goff.

The Rams have also successfully invested in veteran talent such as defensive end Robert Quinn and left tackle Andrew Whitworth through Kroenke’s support. In 2013, Quinn set a new franchise record for most sacks in a single season with 19. Since then, he has earned two Pro Bowl honors, First-Team All-Pro honors (2013) and the Pro Football Writers of America Defensive Player of the Year (2013). Twelve-year pro, Whitworth has 163 starts and has been selected to three Pro Bowls.

“It is evident that Stan knows how to achieve success in the sports world,” Snead said. “His teams have won championships in five different sports and he has experience in building a contender. The success we have experienced through the NFL Draft, would not have been possible without Stan’s support and his willingness to take risks to build this team.” 

The Rams’ philanthropic efforts are essential to the club’s mission. The Rams have received numerous awards for their charitable contributions and have established a staff service program that provides thousands of service hours in the community in support of a vast array of charitable services. Those service projects are highlighted annually by a signature community improvement project fulfilled by Rams’ staff and players uniting to assist a local non-profit, school or community in need. The Rams completed their first Los Angeles-based community improvement project at Woodworth Elementary School in the Inglewood Unified School District within just months of relocating to Southern California.

Kroenke currently serves on the league’s Broadcast Committee. He has worked on multiple NFL committees, including on the NFL’s Workplace Diversity Committee. Kroenke also worked alongside his fellow owners to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL Players Association in 2011. 

Kroenke has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri. In February 2009, Kroenke was enshrined into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Joining him in the class was former Rams Pro Bowl defensive end Grant Wistrom.

E. Stanley Kroenke, named after baseball legends Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial, was born in Cole Camp, Mo., and grew up in Mora, Mo. Kroenke and his wife, Ann, have a daughter, Whitney, and a son, Josh, Governor and President of both the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.