ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL is abandoning St. Louis again, and this time, the mayor has no interest in trying to bring pro football back.
League owners voted Tuesday to allow the Rams to move to Los Angeles starting next season. It means that St. Louis is losing a team for the second time in three decades. The Cardinals abandoned St. Louis for Arizona in 1987.
A governor-appointed task force had developed plans for a $1 billion riverfront stadium in St. Louis. The league determined the plan was inadequate, opening the way for the Rams' move.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said Wednesday that he has "no appetite" for seeking another NFL team, based on what he called the dishonest way St. Louis was dealt with over the stadium issue.