Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap: The NFL Relocation Saga Continues

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Photo Credit Heidi Fang Las Vegas Review-Journal

January 12th, 2016, the day the NFL died in St. Louis, for the second time. At the annual NFL owners’ meetings held in Houston, Texas, the NFL owners held a closed-door meeting where the collective owners voted to strip St. Louis of their second NFL team in less than 30 years.

At this point, we all know the facts.

  • Enos Stanley Kroenke had planned to move the team back to L.An as early as 2010 (possibly sooner).

  • The NFL was knowledgeable of this fact as early as spring 2013 when Kroenke purchased the former horse race track at Hollywood Park in Inglewood.

Kevin Demoff Expects the Rams to Stay Right here in St. Louis.”

  • After the land purchase was made, Kevin Demoff, Rams President, went on a whirlwind tour of St. Louis media outlets, reassuring fans that the team had no plans on leaving St. Louis, stating that the Hollywood Park land acquisition had nothing to do with moving the team and that “The land is not properly suited for a stadium.”

Demoff on Kroenke Land Purchase “There’s nothing to hide.”

  • The NFL has been knowledgeable of this fact since spring 2013 when Kroenke purchased L.A. land.

  • The NFL told STL to continue stadium planning, knowing the outcome cost to STL would total into the millions. Every step of the way, the city was coached by several relocation committee members to “Keep going.”

We all know it’s true, Kevin!