St. Louis Sues N.F.L. Over Rams’ Departure
A championship banner being removed from the Edward Jones Dome in January. The city of St. Louis and others sued the N.F.L. on Wednesday alleging the league and its team owners disregarded efforts to build a replacement for the stadium.
St. Louis and several groups in the city sued the N.F.L. on Wednesday, accusing it of violating its own relocation guidelines when the league’s team owners voted a year ago to let the Rams leave the city for Los Angeles.
In a 52-page complaint filed in Circuit Court in St. Louis, a group that included the city, the county and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority — which operates the team’s former stadium, in downtown St. Louis — said that team executives, league officials and other teams’ owners had encouraged them to try to build a new stadium to keep the Rams. Then the owners disregarded those efforts without explanation and voted to let the team move to California, the complaint says.