Stan Kroenke

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    November 19, 2014

    Joe Buck: My Father Wouldn't Have Let Kroenke Stay Silent on Rams Future

    Well, are you happy now, Stan Kroenke? You've gone and disappointed Joe Buck. The son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck criticized Kroenke, the Walmart heir billionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, for staying silent on persistent rumors that he's trying to take the team to Los Angeles. "I don' ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Nixon Announces Task Force to Keep Rams in St. Louis

    Governor Jay Nixon is asking two St. Louis business leaders to find a solution that will keep an NFL team in St. Louis before the Rams decide in January whether it'll weaken its ties to the Edward Jones Dome. "Make no mistake about it -- St. Louis is an NFL city," Nixon said. "The economic impact o ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    12 Last Minute St. Louis-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    Happy (almost) Halloween! If you're anything like us, you still haven't bought a costume for the spooky, boozy weekend ahead. And whether you're passing treats out to trick-or-treaters or painting the town red with friends, you'll need a costume -- even if it's something you throw together last-min ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    NFL Insiders Trade Conflicting Rumors On Rams Moving to Los Angeles

    There's not much sunshine in Ramsland these days, and that's only partially connected to the team's horrible, no good, very bad tendency to collapse at the worst possible moments. This past Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers was particularly painful. The Rams rookie quarterback scuttled ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Rams Draft Michael Sam, St. Louis Suddenly Cares About Its Football Team Again

    Historic news hit the sports world this weekend when the St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, making him the first publicly out gay man on a National Football League roster. Sam wasn't drafted until late in the seventh round, the 249th player selected to j ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Rumor Alert: Kroenke's Los Angeles Stadium is For Rams and New Soccer Team, L.A. Gunners

    Whispers in the British media say St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke wants to turn his newly-purchased land in Los Angeles into a stadium for both kinds of football. The billionaire sports mogul wants to move the Rams back to California and start a Major League Soccer team called the Los Angeles Gun ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Will St. Louisans Get to See International Playboy Cristiano Ronaldo in August?

    Will St. Louisans get to see incredibly sexy soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo this August? Despite transfer rumors, it's looking like the second-highest paid and second-best player in the world will be here. Portuguese international Ronaldo should appear with his Real Madrid side when the Spanish gi ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    [UPDATED] Hey, How About Turning Union Station Into...A Soccer Stadium?

    Update October 17: Alert reader Mike M. from Arlington, Virginia, has written in with a hopeful message about St. Louis' prospects for a Major League Soccer team. Find out what it is at the end of this post. ------ Original Post: As far as malls go, Union Station has always been kind of a dud. Sur ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Stan Kroenke: 92nd Wealthiest American and 10th Largest Landowner

    The owner of the St. Louis Rams is making news this week, but not for anything regarding the uncertain future of his football franchise.

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    July 9, 2012

    Even Denver Fans See Kroenke Moving Rams to L.A.

    Sure, it's not a done deal -- yet. But each additional day that the Rams and St. Louis officials haggle over stadium renovations it seems more and more likely that owner Stan Kroenke will move the team back to Los Angeles. And it's not just the Chicken Littles in St. Louis who see the Rams departure ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    The Stanley Cup: Sports' Greatest Trophy, or Shiny Disease Vector in Disguise?

    Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column is the last place I'd look for a hockey tidbit (it's predominantly a baseball, coffee and beer nugget depository), and yet a co-worker forwarded an interesting fact from this week's installment. It seems that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke had an u ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Pro Sports Team Owners, New Stadiums and You

    Writer Jeremy Repanich has an interesting piece about his time working for the Seattle Sonics over at Deadspin this afternoon. Included in his account of the team's final years in the Emerald City is an insider's view of then-owner Howard Schultz's unsuccessful quest to force the public to build a n ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    [UPDATED] Hadley Township Developers Want Huge Handouts From Richmond Heights

    Response from the city appears at the end of this article.At long last Richmond Heights believes it has a plan for the long suffering Hadley Township, the mostly African-American neighborhood east of Hanley Road and south of Dale Avenue that city officials have allowed to rot for a decade under the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Does Not Win the Dodgers Bidding War

    ​Apparently, the speed of business is very fast indeed when $2 billion is on the table. That's the record-breaking price offered to current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt by the investment group helmed by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. McCourt agreed to the sale mere hours after Major Lea ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Stan Kroenke May Win the Dodgers Bidding War Tomorrow

    ​Major League Baseball's owners are expected to hold a phone-in vote tomorrow to determine which of the three remaining suitors for the Los Angeles Dodgers will earn the right to fork over an estimated $1.5 billion for the team, and the right to join the exclusive owners' club. Owners get snazzy b ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Shahid Khan Is Looking Good These Days

    ​When last we saw Shahid Khan, he was wishing Stan Kroenke success with ownership of the Rams. It was a magnanimous gesture toward the rival who had pipped him at the post on a business deal, and Khan was the very image of a successful and gracious business magnate. The suit was natty, the tie was ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Advances to Next Round of Dodgers Bidding

    ​Billionaire sports fan Stan Kroenke has been approved by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and its investment bank) to meet with Major League Baseball concerning his offer to buy the team. Kroenke is not the only big-bucks guy to get that approval. According to the anonymous sources "very close to the sal ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    So, the Rams Are London Bound?

    ​Perhaps you missed it in the run-up to last night's rather big game, but Jim Thomas over at the Post-Dispatch reported late yesterday that the Rams and the Convention and Visitors Commission are very close to an agreement concerning that troubling proviso in the lease. As you may recall, the Rams ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    What To Do While Awaiting Details of St. Louis' Proposal to Rams

    Can't Stan the suspense? Here's what to do.​Today is the big day. St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission will offer the St. Louis Rams their proposal to keep the team in town. At this early stage of negotiations, it's unclear what kind of bells and whistles the CVC is dangling in front of Ra ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    St. Louis Rams: Leasebreakers?

    ​Stan Kroenke was perhaps so preoccupied with trying to buy another sports team that he neglected to read all the fine print on the St. Louis Rams paperwork. It was recently announced that the Rams would play one home game per season in London for the next three seasons, because Stan wants to show ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Improving the Edward Jones Dome

    ​Matthew Hathaway over at the Post-Dispatch has a concise look into the particulars of the Edward Jones Dome's pressing need for self- improvement. It's pressing in the sense that there's a February 1 deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to present a plan to upgrade the fa ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Just Announced: Rams To Begin Construction of Retractable Roof in 2012

    And there she blows!​Yes, there's no truth to this story. The joke was making the rounds yesterday, and we thought it funny enough to share. Besides, a retractable roof -- even this one -- would make it difficult for Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move the team back to Los Angeles.

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    December 2, 2011

    Stan Kroenke Files For Restraining Order

    Stan Kroenke​Stan Kroenke, the billionaire owner of the St. Louis Rams, was reportedly in fear for his safety recently when his former house servant -- Mark Waldo -- went wacko.According to TMZ, Waldo stole a gun from Kroenke's Malibu, California, mansion and threatened to shoot himself in the hea ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Rams Odds of Leaving for L.A. Look Good Now That Jacksonville Has New Owner

    ​Call it The Return of Khan. Shahid Khan, the Illinois business magnate who attempted to purchase the St. Louis Rams last year before Stan Kroenke foiled his plans, is reportedly the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But here is where Khan's ascent to the NFL's ownership table could still hav ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Firing of Steve Spagnuolo

    ​​Things are bad for the Rams this season. I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that, but there it is anyway. They were thought to be the class of a very weak NFC West division coming in, but such has not been the case. Instead, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged as the sleeping power so ma ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Stan Kroenke Now Owns a True Football Team -- Arsenal of British Premier League

    Stan Kroenke's fabulous life just got fabulouser. ​Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, is now the majority owner of a legitimate football squad. You know, the variation of the sport that -- as its name suggests -- is played with the feet. Yes, here in the U.S. of A. we call that soccer. Why ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Wins Appeal For Public Funding For Belleville Walmart

    Stan Kroenke can move forward on his plans for a Belleville Walmart.​Sure he's worth nearly $3 billion, according to Forbes magazine, but, hey, business is business. And earlier this month, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke won another sweetheart deal for his bread-and-butter business: the Walmart ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Edward Jones Dome Unlikely to Collapse From Snow, Unfortunately

    Built to withstand the elements, sadly.​After seeing that dramatic footage of the roof collapsing yesterday at the Minneapolis Metrodome, you know what was racing through the mind of Rams' owner Stan Kroenke: How can we make that happen in St. Louis? Just think about it for a second. A natural dis ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Five Reasons The Rams Will STAY in St. Louis

    Ignore Chad's Chicken Little impression. The sky is not falling on fans of the St. Louis Rams.While the franchise has already moved three times (from Cleveland to LA in 1945, from LA to Anaheim in 1979 and to St. Louis in 1995) it is definitely going to stay put this time around. Here's why:

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    August 31, 2010

    Five Reasons the Rams Will LEAVE St. Louis

    So, Stan Kroenke is the new owner of the St. Louis Rams. Enjoy it while it lasts. The team won't be here for long. Why? 1. Kroenke Won't Commit to Keeping Club HereAfter NFL owners approved Kroenke's purchase of the club last week, the new owner had this to say to ESPN:"I've been around St. Louis an ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Shahid Khan Gracious in Wishing Stan Kroenke Good Luck with Rams

    Khan: Classy in defeat.​So, it's official. NFL owners today unanimously approved Stan Kroenke's bid to purchase the remaining 60 percent of the St. Louis Rams to become the team's sole owner. "We are delighted with today's vote by NFL owners. It is one of the very high points of our long associat ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    NFL Owners Could Approve Kroenke's Bid for Rams Tomorrow

    Fact: Enos Stanley Kroenke is named after Cardinals greats Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial. ​The owners of all 32 National Football League teams meet tomorrow in Atlanta where the main topic of conversation is expected to be the sale of the St. Louis Rams. The league owners could give approval this ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Kroenke Wants to Rent-to-Own St. Louis Rams?

    Two bits: How Kroenke reportedly wants to pay for the Rams.​Stan Kroenke wants to pay for the St. Louis Rams in installments, according to a report out today. Under a deal Kroenke is said to be ironing out with the NFL, Kroenke would make an initial payment to the current majority owners Chip Rose ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Kroenke Could Get Approval to Own Rams by Start of NFL Season

    Stan Kroenke​The Post-Dispatch is reporting that NFL owners could give approval at their August 25 league meeting for Stan Kroenke to purchase the remaining 60 percent of the St. Louis Rams. Kroenke emerged as the leading bidder for the franchise this spring after Illinois business tycoon Shahid K ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Kroenke to Son: You'll Have Nuggets and Like It!

    Josh Kroenke played hoops for Mizzou from '99 to '03.​Call it a late birthday gift. Exactly one month after turning 29, Josh Kroenke was tapped yesterday as heir apparent to take over the Denver NBA franchise owned by his father, Stan Kroenke. The move comes as the elder Kroenke attempts to divest ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    "Everybody" Wants Stan Kroenke to Own the Rams; Oh Really?

    Mr. Benson, meet Mr. Khan.​Did you see the comment from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson in today's Post-Dispatch? The NFL owners are in Dallas this week for their annual May meeting and yesterday met with Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke.  Kroenke wants the league to temporarily suspend i ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Matt Bartle: Ass Clown of the Week (Again)

    Bartle: Ass Clown x 2​A Missouri state representative has become the first ever, two-time winner of Ass Clown of the Week. Congratulations, Matt Bartle! Bartle (R - Kansas City) first won our weekly contest back in February when he proposed a bill aimed at driving strip clubs out of business in Mi ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Billionaires, Yo-Yo Shamps, Bitter Breeders and Politicos: Who is Ass Clown of the Week?

    ​Whoa! Friday has almost passed us by and we're just now posting the candidates for this week's Ass Clown of the Week. So sorry. Here they are in no particular order: 1. Stan Kroenke: How 'bout it? The billionaire keeps coming up with new and villainous ways to take control of the Rams. Now this w ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Solution for Blues Ownership: Award Team as Consolation Prize to Losing Rams Bidder

    ​The largest investor in the St. Louis Blues, TowerBrook Capital Partners, wants to sell its ownership stake in the NHL franchise. TowerBrook -- a New York-based, private-equity firm -- never planned on being with the Blues for the long run. The company is friendly with Blues chairman and principa ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Breaking Down the Kroenke Kaper

    ​As reported earlier by my colleague Chad Garrison, Stan Kroenke is attempting to convince the NFL to allow his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to purchase the St. Louis Rams outright, rather than doing it himself. Such a move would circumvent the NFL's cross-ownership rules which would seem to prevent ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Report: Stan Kroenke Wants His Wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to Own Rams

    The new face of the St. Louis Rams?​The minority owner of the St. Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, has reportedly asked the NFL if his wife could purchase the team outright. The move would circumnavigate league rules that prevent Kroenke (owner of 40 percent of the Rams) from being the full owner of a fo ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Exclusive Video: Stan Kroenke Telling Bernie Miklasz Everything Will Be Okay

    Stan Kroenke​So, Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bernie Miklasz scored a rare interview yesterday with the reclusive Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke. Apparently, word has reached Kroenke at his home in Denver that Rams fans don't trust him, think he's sabotaging the sale of the team, and wants to ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Stan Kroenke Holds Rams Hostage, Wants to Be Paid Millions on Top of Sale

    Stan Kroenke​Congratulations, Stan Kroenke. You're Daily RFT's first Ass Clown of the Week nominee. In the latest twist to the long saga involving the sale of the St. Louis Rams, majority owner Kroenke reportedly wants to be paid between $50 million and $100 million in order for potential buyer Sh ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Mustache War! Stan Kroenke vs. Shahid Khan. Whose is Better?

    Stan Kroenke boasts that There Will Be Blood 'stache suggesting a shrewd business tycoon who you do not want to fuck over -- if you know what's good for you. Khan, meanwhile, sports a dashing, almost regal, mustache suggesting a fun-loving man who knows how play and work hard.​If you haven't heard ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Forbes Rates Enterprise's Jack Taylor Richest St. Louisan

    Image sourceEven a billionaire has a right to be cranky when he drops 80 places on Forbes's list of the world's richest people.​Times are tough here in St. Louis, even for billionaires. In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's richest people, Enterprise Rent-a-Car owner Jack Taylor fell ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    More on Shahid Khan, His Fabulous 'Stache, Republican Leanings and No Comment

    Khan he grow a mustache? Yes.​Is it me or does Shahid Khan's mustache grow more resplendent with each new photo to surface of the St. Louis Rams prospective new owner?The first image of Khan revealed yesterday showed a man with a thick, workmanlike 'stache circa a 1982 dockworker. Today's photos o ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Rams Get Saved by Illinois Businessman Shahid Khan

    Bernie Miklasz of the Post-Dispatch scooped everyone late last night with the big news that Shahid Khan, an Urbana, Illinois-based businessman, is the new owner of the St. Louis Rams.With the ownership question answered, can the Rams returning to their winning ways?​Khan is president of Flex-N-Gat ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Have You Heard The Good News in North County?

    Shannon Howard, creator of​The good news is that there's now someone out there on the Internets making an effort to find good news about an area that's known for bad news.The dedicated soul is Shannon Howard, a Florissant native who left the area, lived in Los Angeles and Knoxvil ... More >>

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    June 2, 1999

    Easy Money

    Developers like the Sansone Group are using a state law to rake in millions of tax dollars for retail projects in the burbs. Trouble is, the legislation was designed to help blighted inner cities.

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