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A First Look at Riverfront Stadium Proposal for St. Louis

Reports that the St. Louis Rams intend to move back to Los Angeles mobilized an effort by state and city leadership to keep the team in St. Louis.
January 10, 2015, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Initial renderings (with credit to HOK and 360 Architecture) have been released for an effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis, featuring an open air football stadium on the St. Louis riverfront, according to an article by David Hunn.

The idea of the Rams moving to Los Angeles (Inglewood, actually) is unacceptable to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who "appointed [David] Peacock, former Anheuser Busch president, and Edward Jones dome attorney Bob Blitz to develop a plan to keep professional football in St. Louis."

The proposal by Peacock features a facility of "64,000 seats, with 7,500 club seats. Financing the project… would involve public and private money, as well as seat licenses paid by fans." Peacock described the stadium as a downtown revitalization project, i.e., "more than a football stadium."

"Peacock said the plan would eradicate blight and turn the area into a crown jewel. Thirty-three buildlings are in the project area, and a majority are vacant, he said. The city owns one-fourth of the land. The plan preserves the 1902 Power and Light Building," reports Hunn.

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Published on Friday, January 9, 2015 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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