NFL sends survey to 185,000 fans in St. Louis area

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As the stadium dance continues in L.A., there’s some unfinished business in Missouri.  St. Louis hopes to keep the Rams via the construction of a new venue, and the NFL seems to be interested in fully exploring the possibility.

Via David Hunn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the NFL has sent a survey to 185,000 St. Louis-area residents via email.  NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Hunn that the survey has two goals.  Initially, the survey is aimed at assessing the viability of a new stadium in St. Louis.  Secondarily, the survey seeks information about the location, seating, and amenities St. Louis fans would prefer.  (It sounds a lot like the survey sent earlier this year to fans in L.A.)

“Our role is to assess the viability of a stadium and inform how a stadium would be best built in a particular market,” McCarthy told Hunn.

A new stadium in St. Louis won’t necessarily house the Rams.  There’s a chance that the Rams would move to L.A., and that another team (perhaps the Raiders) would relocate to St. Louis.

21 responses to “NFL sends survey to 185,000 fans in St. Louis area

  1. 1. Are you tired of being embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers?

    A. Strongly Agree
    B. Agree
    C. Yes

    2. Who has it better than us?

    A. Nobody

  2. Is the Edward Jones Dome really that bad? It seems as if the wordage in regards to upgrading it to keep it as a top tier stadium was a poison pill all along.

    In comparison to Oakland and San Diegos stadium situations? Saint Louis’ stadium looks great. Besides it being lit like a basketball arena it seems like a viable NFL Stadium.

  3. The taxpayers in the St. Louis area have their hands up in protest of the new taxes planned to keep a team there.

  4. “Will you buy tickets if the obscenely over rated creator of Bountygate Jeff Fisher was let go?”

  5. Finance it through PSLs, and special taxes on items bought at the stadium, like food/drinks/merchandise and even a special ticket tax.
    That way none of the burden is paid by the tax payer and it’s all paid by those attending the games.
    Would I like paying more at game, hell no.
    Would I like subsidizing something I don’t use, hell no.
    Can’t have it both ways.
    If a municipality wants a team, somebody (other than the owner of course) has to pay. Might as well be the people that use it.

  6. “the survey is aimed at assessing the viability of a new stadium in St. Louis.”

    No its not. Its aimed at assessing the chance of extorting hundreds of millions of dollars from the taxpayers for greedy billionaires.

  7. NFL sends fake warning to St. Louis.

    If you don’t pay for our stadium, we will move your team to LA.

    Research all the “teams” that were about to “move” to LA without a new stadium.

    If you really do research that ruse, I rest my case.

  8. “Are you tired of being embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers?”

    Nov 2 2014

    Rams 13 @ Niners 10

    “Worst loss of Harbaugh era”, SF media, fans, players sniffled; well, until their next one.

  9. ctiggs says:
    Feb 24, 2015 7:31 PM
    1. Are you tired of being embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers?

    A. Strongly Agree
    B. Agree
    C. Yes

    2. Who has it better than us?

    A. Nobody
    ——–

    That survey about getting stomped by Seattle every year should be making it’s way to Santa Clara shortly.

  10. Just to clarify for some out there, the public money used wouldn’t be in the form of some new tax. They would be extending the existing bond debt. If those bonds on the Jones dome were to be paid off, all that money would just go somewhere else. Politicians don’t give free taxpayer money back. Also, the taxpayers aren’t “up in arms” as someone here stated. The general concensus is from people I’ve talked with here is, if that’s what it takes to keep an NFL team here, let’s do it.

  11. YouEnvyTheSeahawks says:
    Feb 24, 2015 9:21 PM
    ctiggs says:
    Feb 24, 2015 7:31 PM
    1. Are you tired of being embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers?

    A. Strongly Agree
    B. Agree
    C. Yes

    2. Who has it better than us?

    A. Nobody
    ——–

    That survey about getting stomped by Seattle every year should be making it’s way to Santa Clara shortly.

    ——————————————————————–

    I think i’ll “pass” on that comment

  12. 1. Are you tired of being embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers?
    ———————————–
    Are you tired of watching Sherman and Wilson eating turkey on the 50 yard line of your brand new Santa Clara stadium after eliminating your team from playoff contention?

    Go Hawks

  13. St Louis is shrinking. San Antonio/Austin is booming and growing by leaps and bounds every month. Why did the slowly dying City of St Louis get a survey from the NFL about a new stadium and not the goldmine that is the South/Central Texas region? This latest move by this greedy, unfair
    and crooked league makes absolutely no sense to me.

  14. enigma2742 says:
    Feb 24, 2015 7:34 PM
    I CANT BREATHE. HAD TO DO IT
    ___________________

    No you didn’t…

  15. St. Louis is still quite a bit bigger than San Antonio by population and gdp. As for the survey, it’s to determine what should go inside of the stadium that would suit the St.Louis market. Could also gage how profitable a new stadium in STL could be.

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