Convention and Tourism Committee to meet for NFL stadium plans

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  This could be a significant day for the future of Rams football in St. Louis. Big meetings are happening here and in Dallas.

Leaders will meet inside City Hall Wednesday afternoon for an Aldermanic Committee meeting on Board Bill 207. That is the legislation which, if approved, would require a public vote before any city funds are used for a new stadium. The Convention and Tourism Committee is scheduled to meet from 1-3p.m. Six aldermen and women are sponsoring the bill, including Megan Green. That committee has held other meetings on the bill. It has yet to pass out of ways and means so that the full board of alderman can consider it.

NFL's owners will meet today in Dallas to talk about the potential relocation of one or more teams to Los Angeles. Commissioner Roger Goodell wants the issue resolved.

The Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff would not go into details after the owners committee on Los Angeles opportunities met yesterday in Dallas. The Los Angeles committee questioned both Rams owner Stan Kroenke and San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos about their competing plans for L.A. stadiums.

The owners are expected to decide today whether to schedule an actual vote on any relocations to Los Angeles for January.

Clark Hunt, who owns the Kansas City Chiefs, is on the L.A. Opportunities Committee. He believes here could a final resolution next month.

Sources also say that the St. Louis City proposal could be evolving again with the city perhaps kicking in $75 million instead of $150 million.

The REA, known as the stadium authority, may take over the other half of the city's commitment.

FOX 2's Andy Banker is in Dallas. He will have reports on today's developments.

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