Nixon to announce progress for new NFL stadium

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Governor Nixon is set to announce progress in the plans for a new NFL stadium along the riverfront. FOX 2 has confirmed that agreements have been reached regarding infrastructure that needs to be moved so that the stadium can be built. Sources confirm that the governor will announce that deals are in place to move the terminal railroad and an Ameren Missouri substation and high voltage towers. Both the railroad and Ameren infrastructure are at the proposed stadium site and need to be relocated for the stadium project to move forward.

Last month former Anheuser-Busch President Dave Peacock and attorney Bob Blitz revealed plans for a new 64,000 seat open air stadium in this area. The cost is close to $900 million.

That announcement came after Rams Owner Stan Kroenke announced plans for a new 80,000 seat stadium in the Los Angeles area. Last week, the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority announced the hiring of consultants to get the new stadium built.

Today will be Governor Nixon`s first news conference on the new stadium proposal.

He is set to speak at 10a.m. at the new stadium site on Biddle Street at Lewis.

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