NFL hears proposals on Inglewood, Carson and St. Louis stadiums

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed Inglewood stadium.

Representatives of NFL stadium proposals in Inglewood, Carson and St. Louis made presentations in New York on Wednesday to a group of league executives and owners.

In attendance were the six owners who compose the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities, chaired by Art Rooney II of the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is backing the Inglewood project, while St. Louis is making a proposal to keep the Rams there. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have joined forces on a Carson alternative to Kroenke’s plan.

St. Louis went first, giving a half-hour presentation, followed by hourlong presentations by Kroenke and by the twosome of Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Raiders owner Mark Davis.


Representatives for Kroenke declined to comment on what took place at the meetings. The NFL declined to comment.

The Chargers and Raiders issued a joint statement, saying the goal of the presentation was to update owners on their site, which was entitled for a stadium Tuesday night by unanimous vote of the Carson City Council.

“In addition, we presented a new stadium design for L.A. that is the result of two months of close collaboration between the teams,” the statement read, noting Goldman Sachs representatives were at the meetings to answer questions about the financing plan. Also, the Raiders and Chargers gave an update on the situations in their home markets.

It’s expected that the groups will give similar presentations to the ownership at large during meetings in San Francisco next month.


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