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Kroenke’s silence not helping Rams fans deal with dome dilemma

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. rhinobean Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Shane will come back and rehash this for us! I remember the article, just not when he did it.
     
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  2. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Im not claiming to know more than anyone either, just saying LA has the resources to make a good pitch. I do agree a new stadium is the goal no matter where that happens. The city offering $150M in upgrades was almost as disinguinine as the Rams counter offer of $700M. Stan may find the political atmoshpere is just not there to publically fund a private business no matter if its in St. Louis, LA or anywhere else. There is a reason the ownership was willing to spend $700M to get their team to Houston, because it was worth it, different situation however.
     
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  3. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    Well, even if the "political atmosphere" doesn't appear to be jumping thru hoops at this time, I truly believe at the end of the day, (which is still potentially 2-3 years away), the powers that be, specifically the Governor and Kroenke will find a way to get it done.

    As I mentioned earlier, when Bill DeWitt and the Cardinals tried to get his stadium built, they ran into much of the same perceived roadblocks from the local officials and the public $$$. As far fetched as it may have been, there was "talk" of the Cardinals moving out of downtown, if that was what it would take to get Busch Stadium III built.

    While promises of Ballpark Village were what eventually made it doable, these same powers that be, found creative ways to get the stadium built. There is nothing that makes me believe that something similar won't get done. And its my feeling, that Kroenke would love to build something similar to Ballpark Village to tie in with his new "dream house" for the Rams. Just a question as to where! And by where, I am talking about downtown STL, or somewhere in the county.
     
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  4. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    The atmosphere politically not leaning the way of massive public spending for stadiums is everywhere, including LA, that was my point.
    The advantage certainly goes to the city that already has the team, whether that is St. Louis or somewhere else. I have said all along I think the Rams will stay in St. Louis, a few less hurdles to over come. But I think it would be a mistake to just write LA off as a non player. It would take a motivated effort (a motivation I dont think is there in LA at this time, politcally speaking) to get it done....time will tell.
     
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