Council OKs Los Angeles-area stadium backed by Rams owner (Yahoo Sports)

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke watches his team warm up prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Inglewood City Council late Tuesday night approved plans to build a football stadium that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner, clearing a path for a return to the Los Angeles area of the NFL for the first time in two decades. The vote adopts a new redevelopment plan without calling a public vote, effectively kickstarting construction and sidestepping lengthy environmental review of issues such as noise, traffic and air pollution. New urgency came to the issue last week with the announcement that the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in suburban Carson if they don’t get their current hometowns to cough up enough money to replace their aging stadiums. Another stadium plan remains alive for downtown Los Angeles, but has no team attached.



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