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Major St. Louis Business Execs Keep Opinions Guarded On Rams' Stadium Proposal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

Leaders of large St. Louis-area companies are "keeping their thoughts to themselves" regarding a new NFL stadium, and the few who have been "willing to speak on the issue were on either side of the spectrum: enthusiastic supporter or sharp critic," according to Tim Bryant of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPA...

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