St. Louis aldermen on Friday agreed to spend $150 million to help finance a new riverfront football stadium as part of the effort to keep the Rams from moving.
Aldermen tentatively approved the plan Tuesday. A final vote was taken Friday afternoon -- Aldermen voted 17-10 to approve the measure.
Three NFL teams are threatening to move to Los Angeles, including the Rams. Team owner Stan Kroenke is part of a group planning a $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood.
In nearby Carson, the city is hoping both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will move from their current homes. Carson approved a building freeze Tuesday night in an effort to protect land near a proposed NFL football stadium from development.
The Raiders and Chargers would share a Carson stadium as part of their joint venture.
League owners meet next month to decide if up to two of the teams are allowed to relocate.
A St. Louis stadium task force says that even if the Rams move, the new stadium could lure another team. The $1 billion stadium would sit along the Mississippi River.
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The Los Angeles area has not hosted an NFL franchise since the Rams and Raiders left for St. Louis and Oakland after the 1994 season.