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Grassroots Organization Formed To Keep Rams In St. louis

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St. Louis (KMOX) – A local St. Louis area group Keep the Rams in St. Louis has formed to try and keep the team in St. Louis.  The local grassroots organization has seen a plethora of support from St. Louis area residents as they currently have over 8,900 fans and counting.

In late January it was reported that Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased 60 acres of land in Los Angeles in the area of Hollywood Hills. Since the news broke that Kroenke had purchased the land there has been mixed reaction in the sports world as to whether the Rams were moving back to their former home in L.A. (1946-1994), or if it was just a move for more leverage from the City of St. Louis to build a new stadium.

In early April, Keep the Rams in St. Louis will be holding a rally in Keiner Plaza that will feature former Rams players and St. Louis area bands. The event date is set for April 5th at 12 p.m.

690 people are currently planning on attending the rally, and Keep the Rams in St. Louis said the event could see upwards of 2,000 attendees. The event is free and open to the public.

The Rams can opt out of their current lease after the 2015 season if the Edward Jones dome isn’t “1st tier status.”  As of now, the Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitor’s Commission continue to stay mum on the ongoing stadium negotiations.

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