St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Governor Jay Nixon has met with Rams owner Stan Kroenke a day before an NFL owners meeting where teams will discuss putting a franchise in Los Angeles.
A spokesperson for the governor confirmed Monday’s meeting, but declined to release details. However, Nixon continues to reiterate that keeping the team in St. Louis is in the best interest of the city. “If we do nothing, we lose at least $12-million in revenue.”
Nixon is referring to the arts and entertainment tax the Rams player pay. This revenue is used to pay off the bonds on the existing stadium.
Owners of the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders are all exploring moves to Los Angeles. Nixon formed a task force to create a funding plan for a new stadium to keep the Rams in St. Louis, but Nixon and Kroenke have had little or no contact until Monday.