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Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby Ez Street » Tue May 20, 2008 2:11 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

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Though it hasn't been publicized in the wake of longtime owner Georgia Frontiere's death earlier this year, the St. Louis Rams are on the market, according to several NFL sources.

The possible sale of the franchise could have major ramifications, with a potential return of the team to Southern California hanging over any transaction. Adding intrigue to the situation: One of the prospective buyers who has had preliminary discussions with an intermediary about buying the Rams is Eddie DeBartolo, who owned the rival San Francisco 49ers from 1977 to '98.

"I know that they are definitely in play," DeBartolo told Yahoo! Sports last week. "Georgia's kids (son Chip Rosenbloom and daughter Lucia Rodriguez) have decided to sell the team. I've talked to some people who are brokering things, and they've told me about the price and what the deal might entail."


So, if St. Louis lost the Rams, they'd be a two sport market again.......

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby jlbomega » Tue May 20, 2008 3:43 pm

As long as the Cardinals do not leave nobody will notice.   

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Tue May 20, 2008 3:46 pm

Los Angeles Rams Part II?  Will fans really get excited about getting that team back?

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby KansasCityCraka » Tue May 20, 2008 3:48 pm

Even if they do sell the team LA would have to get a new stadium completed before the NFL would even consider relocation. It is still 3-4 years away from happening
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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby WSPanic » Tue May 20, 2008 3:54 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:Los Angeles Rams Part II?  Will fans really get excited about getting that team back?


For about a season.
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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Tue May 20, 2008 3:57 pm

KansasCityCraka wrote:Even if they do sell the team LA would have to get a new stadium completed before the NFL would even consider relocation. It is still 3-4 years away from happening


They already have a developer with a stadium plan in place - plus they could always play at the Colliseum or the Rose Bowl for a season or two.  I am sure the NFL wouldn't be too upset about getting some 100k+ crowds here and there. 

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Postby NDTeve » Tue May 20, 2008 4:03 pm

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby KansasCityCraka » Tue May 20, 2008 6:49 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:They already have a developer with a stadium plan in place - plus they could always play at the Colliseum or the Rose Bowl for a season or two.  I am sure the NFL wouldn't be too upset about getting some 100k+ crowds here and there. 



They do not meet NFL standards. The league has already said that those are not an option. And yes I know about the stadum but it is still a couple years from even breaking ground (if it even does happen) and then it will be another 2-3 years before a team can move in.
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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby phxcat » Tue May 20, 2008 7:11 pm

The Colosseum may not be up to NFL standards and may not be an option in the long term, but if LA can get a team back and there is a stadium on the drawing board, I'm sure they would let it slide for a few years. 

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Postby AllThingsKC » Tue May 20, 2008 7:16 pm

The owner is at least saying the right things....

Owner says he's intent on keeping Rams here

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument
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Postby Maitre D » Tue May 20, 2008 9:28 pm

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby AllThingsKC » Tue May 20, 2008 10:49 pm

Maitre D wrote:"They cheated to win their Super Bowl anyway!"    -  kcrag forumers


:lol:  I know this is a KU reference, but I couldn't help but think, "St. Louis Patriots."
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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Wed May 21, 2008 9:05 am

KansasCityCraka wrote:
They do not meet NFL standards. The league has already said that those are not an option. And yes I know about the stadum but it is still a couple years from even breaking ground (if it even does happen) and then it will be another 2-3 years before a team can move in.


They let the Bears play at UI for a year while they redid Soldier Field.  Hard to imagine that the Rose Bowl or Colliseum are any less worthy. 

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby bahua » Wed May 21, 2008 2:29 pm



Sounds familiar....

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby skim82 » Wed May 21, 2008 10:56 pm

The new stadium propsed in southern california is hardly in Los Angeles... if the map is correct, it looks like it's near the 60 and 57 interchange...

that's not too far from DTLA, but it is def. in the Inland Empire... I think Cal Poly Pomona is near that interchange, and I know having almost attended Cal Poly_Pomona that there is vacant land near the campus.  Great Location.

Having said that, I don't think the Rams are leaving and it's all speculation.  Although it would be good for the Chiefs to be the only NFL team in the state of Missouri again. :lol:

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby bahua » Thu May 22, 2008 9:15 am

It looks like they're trying to "pull a Kansas City," and build a beautiful new venue in the hopes of attracting a tenant.

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby LenexatoKCMO » Thu May 22, 2008 9:17 am

bahua wrote:It looks like they're trying to "pull a Kansas City," and build a beautiful new venue in the hopes of attracting a tenant.


Yeah but I am pretty sure that developer has said he isn't breaking ground until there is a team in place.  Money is there, plans are there - just insert team and they will build. 

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby bahua » Thu May 22, 2008 9:19 am

That certainly seems more prudent.

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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby KCPowercat » Thu May 22, 2008 9:48 am

sprint center is doing better than projections and paying off early....by all accounts it is a success...not sure how that relates to a football stadium which isn't  as multifunctional and needs a football team to work.
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Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

Postby Maitre D » Thu May 22, 2008 9:50 am

KCPowercat wrote:sprint center is doing better than projections and paying off early....by all accounts it is a success...not sure how that relates to a football stadium which isn't  as multifunctional and needs a football team to work.


Funding sources?    State of MO (incl you Powercat) picks up 12M/yr of debt service on the Dome.  While the SC is strictly a KCMO strain.


So even if the Rams leave, STL won't bear the burden on the Dome.  MO taxpayers largely will.
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