Not only are the Rams trying to do their own real estate deal, but they’d also like you to know that their competitors aren’t in a good neighborhood and that their old house is full of leaks.
According to the relocation bid submitted to the league by the Rams — a copy of which found its way into the hands of the Los Angeles Times — the Rams suggest that their proposed stadium in Inglewood would be an economic boon for the league, much more than the competing project in Carson which would host the Chargers and possibly Raiders.
And it also spelled out why the St. Louis bid to try to keep them won’t work.
But in addition to the details of their stadium (which they say will be ready in 2019, a year later than previous estimates), they point to the economic advantages of their plan, part of a larger development of entertainment venues and retail.
“We believe an Inglewood Super Bowl could generate as much as $50 million more in league revenue than the Carson proposed stadium based on increases in seat capacity, premium seating and total number of suites,” the application said.
The application also took time to trash the St. Louis attempt to keep the Rams, saying that “the most cursory analysis of the St. Louis financial proposal makes no economic sense for an NFL team.”
The document also including a bold heading which read: “No NFL Club Would Be Interested In The … New St. Louis Stadium.”
The league’s Los Angeles, stadium and finance committees are meeting today and tomorrow in New York, while the full ownership will meet next week in Houston.