(FootballStL) – Rams owner Stan Kroenke believes moving to Los Angeles would be in best interest of the NFL and also believes St. Louis is not a viable NFL market, the club said in its relocation application that was submitted Monday.
The details of the application were reported by the Los Angeles Times Tuesday night. In the application, the Rams said they should be allowed to move to the nation’s second largest market for several reasons including:
The team feels it’s Inglewood proposal is the best for Los Angeles and the NFL
The club believes no team would have interest in the St. Louis stadium proposal
The club also stated that St. Louis is not a three-team market
The team also listed other reasons saying the year-to-year provision in the Edward Jones Dome lease gives it the right to relocate.
The St. Louis Stadium Task Force later released the following statement in response:
We’ve reviewed the Rams’ relocation application to the NFL and its team owners. The Rams’ assessment of their experience in St. Louis after 21 seasons of remarkable support by fans, businesses and the community is inaccurate and extremely disappointing. We will remain in contact with league officials and team owners, as appropriate, in the days ahead of the meeting in Houston. Otherwise, nothing has changed. We have a spectacular stadium proposal that delivers the certainty the NFL has asked for, and we are and will continue to be an excellent home for the St. Louis Rams.