In attendance at the meeting were the owners on the committee, headed by Art Rooney II of the
It was the first time the committee heard from Carmen Policy, who is representing both the
"We as a group felt the presentation went extremely well, and we got our entire message across," said Policy, who formerly was president of the
Policy said the two-team solution "is the right move for the league" in returning to the nation's No. 2 market, as long as those teams are on an equal footing.
"All the people who have evaluated these scenarios say that if you're going to have two teams in the market, you can't let one have an established base and start over the other," Policy said. "The league doesn't want a situation where you have an owner and a tenant. You don't want it the way it used to be for the
Meanwhile, St. Louis Rams owner
Representatives of Kroenke declined to comment on the meeting, but they presented an update on the Inglewood design and costs, as well as bringing the owners up to speed on what's happening in the St. Louis market.
The NFL is keeping close tabs on the competing proposals and what the three current home markets are doing to keep their teams.
The league has taken the unusual step of scheduling an owners' meeting in August in Chicago so the entire membership can hear the stadium presentations.