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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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St. Louis Task Force Expects To Have New Stadium Plans By Early-To-Late Fall

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

The task force seeking to build a new football stadium in St. Louis told key NFL owners this week it expected to have its plan set by the early to late fall. St. Louis Sports Commission Chair Dave Peacock, who also is the co-Chair of the stadium task force, unveiled more detailed stadi...

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Tags: Facilities, St. Louis Rams

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