LA celebrates Rams’ Super Bowl win with victory parade

Rampage, the mascot for the L.A. Rams, celebrates during the Rams’ parade in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. Rampage’s name was chosen by fans through a contest. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Quarterback Matthew Stafford returns a ball thrown to him by eager fans in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. Celebrating alongside Stafford is Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

L.A. fans use a bus stop to view the parade from a better angle in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2022, three days after the team’s Super Bowl LVI victory. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Vendors toss Rams hand towels to keep the crowd entertained after busloads of players roll by in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Al Navar cheers for the Rams in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. Navar brought his family to the parade to celebrate the Rams’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Like father, like son: Joel Navar shows his joy in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

The sun shines on Super Bowl champion Dont’e Deayon as he holds the NFC Trophy in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

On top of tour buses, the Rams team, their coaches, families, cheerleaders and mascot celebrate in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. The Rams’ victory parade started at 11 a.m. and ended about three hours later at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Jade Amezquita, 10, represents her other favorite L.A. teams while celebrating the Rams title in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. She’s in Lakers gear, and her dog, Pixie, sports a Dodgers jersey. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates the Rams’ Super Bowl victory in South Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2020. Coach Eric Henderson, meanwhile, hoists a WWE belt owned by another Rams player. (Photo by Lauren Lively/Cronkite News)

LOS ANGELES – Three days after the Rams won their first Super Bowl while representing the City of Angels, fans celebrated with a parade that ended at Memorial Coliseum – the team’s original home. But Wednesday’s appreciation party included fans of the Lakers and Dodgers, who never got that love because of COVID-19.

Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood brought Los Angeles its third pro sports title since 2020, the year the pandemic was declared. But because the Lakers and Dodgers won their crowns as COVID-19 cases were spiking, there were no official celebrations.

On Wednesday, thousands of Los Angeles fans came out to celebrate all three winning teams, crowded along the 1.1 mile parade route from the Shrine Auditorium to the Coliseum.

Lauren Lively LORR-ən Lie-vel-EE (she/her/hers)
News Visual Journalist, Los Angeles

Lauren Lively expects to graduate in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. She is working for the L.A. news bureau.

Joey Vacca Joey Vah-kuh
Sports Reporter, Los Angeles

Joey Vacca expects to graduate in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Vacca is working for the L.A. sports bureau.

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