The City of St. Louis is currently doing a dance that makes Roger Goodell’s mine-field Macarena look like a minuet. On Thursday, the music will be playing in a local courtroom.
Via KSDK.com, a judge will hear arguments on Thursday in a lawsuit that could lead to the relocation of the local NFL franchise.
The Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority has sued St. Louis, in an effort to invalidate a 2002 ordinance requiring an election before public money is used to build a sports stadium. The mayor has said the city will defend the ordinance “vigorously.”
They’d better be careful not to be too vigorous. If the city wins, the city eventually loses the Rams.
The hearing will start at 1:00 p.m. CT, unless the current judge decides that the potato is too hot to handle, like two other judges before him possibly have done.
Avoiding a public vote will be critical to engineering a plan to keep the Rams in town, because the current mood of most taxpayers is to not subsidize the construction of buildings for use by franchises owned by some of the richest people in the world. And Rams owner Stan Kroenke definitely is one of the richest people in the world.