St. Louis officials to meet with NFL about new downtown stadium plan
A St. Louis task force will meet with NFL officials in New York next week to talk about its plans to build a new stadium in St. Louis, according to ProFootballTalk.
The task force representatives were appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The NFL officials they will meet with include six NFL owners, according to PFT, and the meeting will focus on the plans for a downtown St. Louis stadium.
Earlier this month, Nixon said St. Louis County will not be asked to foot the bill of a proposed $985 million downtown riverfront stadium for the Rams. The Rams plan on moving to a year-to-year lease with the city of St. Louis because they haven’t reached a deal to help fund renovations for Edward Jones Dome, and owner Stan Kroenke is moving forward with plans for a team in Los Angeles.
Kroenke bought 60 acres of land adjacent to the Forum and Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., last year and teamed up with Stockbridge Capital Group on plans to build a $1.86-billion, 80,000-seat NFL stadium. He hasn’t announced any plans to move the team.
The owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have also announced plans to build a two-team stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. NFL owners are expected to choose a winning stadium plan as soon as May.
Any team that plans to relocate must receive a three-fourths vote from the 32 NFL teams.
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