Rams Stadium Task Force to meet with NFL officials in New York

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Next week could be key in the efforts to keep the Rams in St. Louis. Leaders of Governor Nixon`s task force in charge of building a new NFL stadium along the north riverfront will pitch their plan to a committee of NFL owners. The meeting will take place on April 22nd and 23rd at the NFL Headquarters in New York City. A statement from the Stadium Task Force says the group led by former Anheuser- Busch President Dave Peacock and Attorney Bob Blitz will update the NFL on the stadium design, project schedule and efforts underway in St. Louis. This will be the first time that the task force has pitched its plan in person to the NFL for the new proposed $985 million stadium.

The two will address league officials and a committee of six NFL owners who are heading up the process of exploring opportunities for the NFL to return to Los Angeles. Owners from all three teams which could move to L.A., the Rams, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, will be presenting their plans for stadiums in Los Angeles.

The owners on the committee include Bob Kraft from the New England Patriots, John Mara from the New York Giants and Art Rooney the second from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sources say the committee will then report to the league`s full ownership at a May 19th league meeting in San Francisco.