Tuesday, January 12, 2016
St. Louis Rams Turn Down Billion Dollar Stadium, Move Back To LA
Missouri and St. Louis officials attempts to convince the St. Louis Rams to keep their NFL franchise in the Gateway City with an offer of a more than $1 billion new open air stadium wasn't good enough for the team's billionaire owner, Stan Kroenke, which he criticized as "inadequate" and a "path to financial ruin." Having written off St. Louis as a "struggling" city unable to support three professional sports teams, he made the decision with the support of his NFL team owners to pack up the team and move it back to LA where he will build a $1.9 billion stadium in Inglewood, a stadium he plans to share with the San Diego Chargers. So how many years of use will the Colts have at Lucas Oil Stadium before Jim Irsay starts making demands for something better? At least we know he can't move the team to Los Angeles now.