Show Me State politicians show their disgust at Rams owner Stan Kroenke for abandoning St. Louis.
“The NFL ignored the facts, the loyalty of St. Louis fans, who supported the team through far more downs than ups, and the NFL ignored a strong market and viable plan for a new stadium,” Mayor Francis Slay maintained. The Rams enjoyed sellouts despite last boasting a winning record more than a decade ago.
“Tonight’s decision is disappointing, and a clear deviation from the NFL’s guidelines,” Governor Jay Nixon opined. “It is troubling that the league would allow for the relocation of a team when a home market has worked in good faith and presented a strong and viable proposal. This sets a terrible precedent not only for St. Louis, but for all communities that have loyally supported their NFL franchises.”
Disappointed in #Rams decision. St. Louis is one of the greatest sports cities in America and a great home for an NFL team.
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) January 13, 2016
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 13, 2016
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— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 12, 2016
The Rams follow the Cardinals in abandoning St. Louis. The team likely plays in the Los Angeles Coliseum, where they played from 1946 through 1979 before moving southwest to the Big A, and then transitions into a $1.9 billion stadium in Inglewood.