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St. Louis Rams
11:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Rams Task Force Confirms Year-To-Year Lease, Inglewood Stadium Signatures

The Edward Jones Dome
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

The already murky future of professional football in St. Louis got a bit gloomier on Monday. 

Officials confirmed that the St. Louis Rams officially entered into a year-to-year lease with the St. Louis’ Convention and Visitors Commission. And the Los Angeles Times reported an Inglewood stadium plan had garnered 20,000 signatures – twice the amount needed to put the measure on the ballot. 

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St. Louis Rams
10:19 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Missouri Senate Bill Could Complicate Extending Bonds To Fund New Stadium

Edward Jones Dome, the current home of the St. Louis Rams. A bill has been filed in the Mo. Senate that would bar the governor from extending existing bonds without legislative approval. Extending current bonds for the Edward Jones Dome has been proposed to help fund a new NFL stadium in St. Louis.
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Legislation that could make it harder to finance a new football stadium in St. Louis has been filed in the Missouri Senate.

Senate Bill 319, sponsored by state Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would bar the governor from extending existing bonds without approval from state lawmakers.

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St. Louis Rams
2:19 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Five Big Questions About Professional Football's Future In St. Louis

The future of professional football in St. Louis is murky, at best.
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Since St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced a deal to build a stadium in Inglewood, California, the future of football in the Gateway City has been murky at best. 

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St. Louis Rams
4:28 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

St. Louis Football Stadium Proposal Getting Cold Shoulder From Missouri Capitol

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Missouri legislative leaders are showing little, if any, support for authorizing any state aid for a proposed new football stadium in St. Louis.

A task force appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon has unveiled plans for a 64,000-seat stadium between the Gateway Arch and the new Interstate 70 bridge with an estimated price tag ranging from $860 million to $985 million. 

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St. Louis Rams
10:03 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Money? Pride? Both? Gauging The Value Of Professional Football In St. Louis

Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz show off a drawing of a proposed stadium on St. Louis' riverfront.
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

When Dave Peacock stepped before a crush of reporters at Union Station last week, his main purpose was to showcase the potential of a new football stadium on St Louis’ riverfront. 

Part of his pitch was economic, which is a typical tactic to gather support for expensive sports facilities. After all, a new stadium could lead to thousands of construction jobs and continued business for surrounding bars and restaurants.

But for Peacock, there were more intangible reasons for the city to pursue the project — something beyond just dollars and cents.

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Politically Speaking
10:26 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Politically Speaking: Councilman Harder Discusses the Rams, Ferguson And Stenger

Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

On this week's edition of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio reporters Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome the newest member of the St. Louis County Council -- Councilman Mark Harder. 

The Republican from Ballwin grew up in Normandy and eventually became a real estate professional. He was elected to the Ballwin City Council in 2011 and worked to mitigate the impact of a grocery store in the West County suburb.

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Sports
10:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

With Or Without The Rams: PIN Sources Discuss Proposal For Riverfront Stadium

Kevin Rejent
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After the announcement last week of a plan to build a stadium on the Mississippi riverfront, pundits and politicians were quick to react with assorted pros and cons.

Likewise, St. Louis Public Radio followers were eager to share, through the Public Insight Network, just what the plan — introduced by a team appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon — means to them.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:17 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Former St. Louis Mayor: Build New Rams Stadium In Illinois

Vince Schoemehl, former St. Louis mayor and president of Grand Center Inc., talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Monday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum / St. Louis Public Radio

Weighing in on how to keep the St. Louis Rams from moving back to Los Angeles, former St. Louis Mayor Vince Schoemehl supports building a new stadium for the team. But the proposed location is wrong, he said.

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Sports
12:07 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Plans Unveiled For New Riverfront NFL Stadium

Aerial View Looking Southwest Toward Downtown.
HOK | 360 Architecture

Updated at 4:30 p.m.

A 64,000-seat open-air NFL stadium constructed on St. Louis' riverfront could be the new home of the Rams -- or another NFL team -- by 2020, according to preliminary plans announced Friday.

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Commentary
10:04 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Editor's Weekly: Questions We Should Be Asking About The Rams

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Discussion of Ferguson-related issues continued to simmer this week. Meanwhile, questions about the Rams’ future boiled into prominence.

Oddly, the two conversations are happening mostly in isolation from each other, even though both revolve around the same fundamental concern: How to create a future for our region that will make St. Louisans want to stay and newcomers want to come?

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