Louis sues NFL, teams over Rams relocation to LA

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Rams fans in St. Louis sued Rams owner Stan Kroenke, accusing the owner of lying to fans about the future of the franchise in St. Louis before trashing the city as not being a good market for the NFL.

The lawsuit was filed because the three entities in St. Louis are seeking damages and the restitution of profits that they lost stemming from the Rams' move to Los Angeles.

A Rams spokeseman said the club does not comment on pending litigation.

The Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis prior to the 1995 season, lured in part by a new taxpayer-built domed stadium. After all, St. Louis watched its third National Football League franchise leave its city limits - and the second in less than 30 years, with the Cardinals' move to Arizona and the Rams leaving last year - and nearly certainly will never host another National Football League team.

The Rams aren't the only defendants listed in the lawsuit, which was obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It also claims the departure of the Rams has resulted in in hotel tax, property tax, and sales tax revenue.

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The city and other plaintiffs in a statement claim the NFL, the most popular US sports league, failed to follow its own guidelines for franchise relocation even as it induced the city to spend "considerable time and money to generate a compelling new stadium development".

According to the plaintiffs, the lawsuit has merit because the Rams didn't meet the NFL's standard for relocation.

The team played its first season back in Los Angeles in 2016 at Memorial Coliseum, finishing with a 4-12 record. In March, the owners also approved the eventual Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas. At the beginning of last month, Los Angeles general manager Les Snead indicated that it seems like only a matter of time before Donald earns an extension from the organization, but it looks like the team is just exercising his fifth year option for now.

"The City of St. Louis has lost an estimated $1.85 - $3.5 million each year in amusement and ticket tax collections".

So good luck St. Louis.


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