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After 20 years, St. Louis is again without an NFL team.

National Football League owners in Houston overwhelmingly approved St. Louis Rams Stan Kroenke’s bid to move to Inglewood, California. The San Diego Chargers will have the first option to move into the stadium while the Oakland Raiders will stay put in their home market. The Raiders would only get an LA option if the Chargers decline.

The effort to build a new football stadium and potentially keep the Rams from moving back to Los Angeles faces a key vote Friday when St. Louis aldermen decide whether to spend $150 million on the project.

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St. Louis aldermen are meeting in special session to consider approving the city's share of funding for a new NFL stadium — $150 million.

St. Louis Committee OK's Football Stadium Financing

Dec 10, 2015
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 The effort to keep the NFL in St. Louis cleared a major hurdle, with a city aldermanic committee approving a financing plan for a new $1 billion stadium.

The Ways and Means Committee approved the plan by a 7-2 vote Thursday. The full Board of Aldermen must still approve it.

Owners of the Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders all have proposed moving to Los Angeles. The NFL has a Dec. 30 deadline for the cities to submit plans to retain their teams.

It wasn't all good news on Thursday.

Bills Offer Look at St. Louis' Stake in New Stadium

Oct 23, 2015

Draft measures by St. Louis' governing board offer a glimpse of the city's financing stake in a new riverfront football stadium.

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Missouri's legislative budget chairmen say they don't approve of a plan to use state money for a new St. Louis football stadium.

Nixon Confident in St. Louis as 'NFL City'

Aug 12, 2015
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.

Updated with comments from Dave Peacock, John Ammann, and Mayor Slay - A St. Louis judge has ruled that city voters do not have a right to weigh in on public spending for a proposed new football stadium north of Laclede's Landing.

"Judgment shall be, and hereby is, entered in favor of Plaintiff Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and against Defendant City of St. Louis on Plaintiff’s Petition for Declaratory Judgment. City Ordinance 66509, Chapter 3.91 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, is hereby declared INVALID."

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  A proposed open-air football stadium in St. Louis backers hope will convince Rams owner Stan Kroenke to keep the team from returning to Los Angeles will likely require voter approval of its public financing component. 

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  The St. Louis Police Officers Association says the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday's game should be disciplined and the NFL should publicly apologize.

After being drafted by the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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  The St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam Saturday, making him the first openly gay active player in the National Football League.

The St. Louis Rams announced today via their official Twitter account that they will not be playing a select number of home games in London in the 2013-2014 seasons:

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St. Louis Rams owner and Columbia resident Stan Kroenke  says there’s no reason for him to comment right now on the likelihood the St. Louis Rams will remain in the city.