ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Rams Owner Stan Kroenke's plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles could take a big step forward as soon as tonight. At the same time, the NFL is sending surveys out to Rams fans asking their thoughts on a new stadium in St. Louis.
City leaders in Inglewood, California, where Kroenke wants to build an 80,000 seat NFL stadium will be reviewing the plans at a meeting Tuesday night. They will be looking at proposed zoning changes. The city leaders could either approve the changes themselves or schedule public vote on the issue for June 2nd. Reports commissioned by Inglewood officials reportedly say the new stadium and the related office and retail development would boost that city`s budget by up to $28 million over the next 15 years. The reports also say the traffic and environmental impacts are manageable.
While that is happening in L.A., the NFL is emailing 185,000 surveys to local Rams fans. The survey asks fans questions like where would you like a new stadium built and what amenities would you like included.
The Rams provided the NFL with a database of its season ticket holders to send the emails out.
Also on the stadium front, our partners at the Post-Dispatch are reporting that firms have been hired to develop a financing plan for a new stadium and restructuring the bonds on the Edward Jones Dome.