Let’s be honest, we all can admit that St. Louis is a baseball town. The Cardinals rule the town. There is also a long and strong hockey presence in St. Louis with a loyal following of the Blues. That, along with the fact of what I’ve said all in that Governor Nixon’s task force’s plan for a stadium has been a joke from day one, are the same reasons Stan Kroenke gave the NFL when the Rams applied for relocation on Monday.
Kroenke sees St. Louis as a two-sport city that has no room or growth for football and offers a stadium plan that wouldn’t appeal to any NFL team, let alone his.
In the final section of that document, which was filed to the NFL on Monday, the Rams indicate stated, “No NFL club would be interested in the RSA’s New St. Louis Stadium. 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.”
Missourinet sports director Bill Pollock breaks this down.
The task force quickly responded. “The Rams’ assessment of their experience in St. Louis after 21 seasons of remarkable support by fans, businesses and the community is inaccurate and extremely disappointing. We will remain in contact with league officials and team owners, as appropriate, in the days ahead of the meeting in Houston. Otherwise, nothing has changed. We have a spectacular stadium proposal that delivers the certainty the NFL has asked for, and we are and will continue to be an excellent home for the St. Louis Rams.”