St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s desire to move his team to Los Angeles is widely known, and if you didn’t know already then his recent relocation application to the league certainly cleared things up.
In his petition, Kroenke claims that St. Louis can not support an NFL team, calling the city a “two-team town,” referring to the Cardinals and Blues. Also in his application, Kroenke states that the city’s new stadium proposal is not beneficial for the Rams or any other NFL team for that matter.
Kroenke stated, “Any NFL Club that signs on to this proposal in St. Louis will be well on the road to financial ruin, and the League will be harmed.”
Well, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay took issues with Kroenke’s “inaccuracies” and wrote his own letter to the league seeking to clear them up. In his own letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Mayor Slay notes the city’s attempts to contact Rams ownership to no avail and St. Louis’ strong economic standing.
Time will tell as to how effective the mayor’s letter was, although it seems Los Angeles will definitely get an NFL team. It’s just a matter of who it will be between the Chargers, Raiders or Rams.
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