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MR. SHAW, ARE WE IN ST. LOUIS YET?
Published November 10, 1994
Rams President John Shaw will meet once more with groups interested in the Rams. Shaw said the meetings are an attempt to find out "what's real and what's not real about each of the offers." Shaw: "So far, we've heard a lot of promises from everybody." From the Anaheim group, Save the Rams, Shaw wants to see if they can deliver a "renovated Anaheim Stadium, ticket sale guarantees, and a minority investment offer of up to $50 million." With St. Louis' FANS, Inc., the "sticking point is the lease." Shaw also said he is willing to meet with Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, who postponed a meeting with the Rams on Wednesday, but Shaw believes Angelos wants to meet with the Raiders' Al Davis. (Himmelberg & Mouchard, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 11/10). KROENKE TALKS HEAT UP: MO businessman Stan Kroenke met with Shaw on Tuesday and Wednesday in Los Angeles. Sources say Kroenke is "poised to buy up to 40% of the Rams should they decide to move to St. Louis." The sides have agreed on an overall price, and are close to a final resolution on the buyout option with team owner Georgia Frontiere (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/10). THE OSWALD FILE: Rams Dir of Operations John Oswald and Rick Nichols of Marketing Associates Int'l, were in St. Louis on Monday and Tuesday. Oswald is "thought to be the first 'football' employee of the Rams to visit St. Louis." The two visited potential sites for an office and practice facility, and toured the domed-stadium site, before touring the city (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/10).