Stan Kroenke

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.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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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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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St. Louis on the Air
5:56 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

St. Louis Mayor Discusses City’s Image, Ferguson, Rams And More

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Wednesday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis has an image problem that Ferguson either brought to light or didn’t help, depending on your perspective. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said addressing those image issues will take a lot of work.

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St. Louis Rams
10:48 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

After Report Of An L.A. Stadium Deal, Nixon Promises Response To Keep Rams In St. Louis

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Amid reports that the team’s owner plans to build a stadium close to Los Angeles, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said a plan should be revealed this week that aims to keep the Rams in St. Louis. 

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Edward Jones Dome
9:00 am
Fri June 1, 2012

St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome

The Convention and Visitors Commission has rejected the Rams' proposal for the Edward Jones Dome. The outside is pictured here.
(Rendering provided by Atty. Gen. Chris Koster)

Updated at 11:40 with comments from Mayor Slay's office.

Updated at 9:35 with statement from CVC.

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has rejected a multi-million dollar proposal from the St. Louis Rams for upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay confirmed the rejection on Twitter this morning. The mayor had encouraged the CVC to reject the Rams' proposal because he thought the cost was too high.

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Rams head coach
2:58 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Jeff Fisher officially announced as Rams head coach

New Rams head coach Jeff Fisher answers questions from the media at Rams Park in Earth City on Jan. 17, his first day on the job.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The new head coach of the St. Louis Rams says he's up for the challenge of turning around a football team that has won just ten games over its last three seasons.

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Spagnuolo, Devaney fired
10:57 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney

The St. Louis Rams have fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo after a 2-14 season. Spagnuolo, pictured here on Jan. 1, 2012, went 10-38 in three season with the Rams. General manager Billy Devaney was also fired..
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The St. Louis Rams have fired their head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, and general manager Billy Devaney, a day after the team finished the 2011 season 2-14.

"No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season, and we all must hold ourselves accountable," Rams owner Stanley Kronke said in a statement. "However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships."

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Economy/Edward Jones Dome
5:38 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

L.A. stadium moves forward, with possible implications for Rams

A new stadium planned for downtown Los Angeles could have implications for the fate of the St. Louis Rams, who can break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless upgrades are made.
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In a unanimous vote this week the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.  The next step is finding a team, which may have implications for the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams will be able to break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless the city signs off on a package of expensive upgrades.

The dome is considered by many to be one of the NFL’s worst stadiums.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the city does have some money set to pay for upgrades.

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Business
4:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California

rendering of Farmers Field in Los Angeles
courtesy AEG

A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.

AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.

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