With the way the thing is put together, the only draw is really the stadium... you go down and watch the game, you leave. These plans aren't going to fix the problem and really just throw good money after bad, imo.
Football is about tailgating and fan experience. STL's sucks hard on both accounts. Your fans are boring...and some of it is the legacy of the f ing PSLs they sold when the team opened the dome. It kept out good people who you need to have buying tickets to sustain a franchise.
Follow all that up with lots of on-field suck and you have what you have.
The team is leaving no matter how much money you throw at the problem... it's really about how long you want to delay the leaving and how much you want to spend to do it.
LOL...is this Ray Hartman? He is the local scribe on Donnybrook who says the Rams are already gone! He says if Kroenke really wants to move there's nothing St.Louis can do about it!
That's not 100% true.
A move has to be approved by the league's owners in a vote. Plus it needs the blessing of the commissioner.
If Kroenke wants to move the team, it just makes it harder for St. Louis to keep them.
St. Louis can most definitely keep the Rams. They just need to put together a killer stadium plan...which may not be financially responsible, but they can still do it and keep the Rams.
I have never liked Kroenke.
I wish Khan or whatever his name was, would have been allowed to buy the Rams back when he thought he had. I doubt we'd be having these discussions now.
Kroenke is a billionaire. Does he really have to move the team to LA to make money on this deal? Can't he just sell the team to a local ownership group? I get the desire to do what makes him the most money...but he is already a billionaire. Just seems like a money grab. Just sell the (Franking) team so it can stay. Don't piss off an entire city/state/bi-state area so you can make a little more money. It would seem like the cool thing to do. I understand sports is a business, but it isn't to the fans...and that needs to account for something. The fans get hosed on these stupid deals. The fans are emotionally involved and pour their heart and souls (not to mention their hard earned money) into supporting this team. They deserve better than having teams pulled out from under them. It just doesn't seem right that an owner can up and move a team because of a money grab.