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    Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    E. Stanley Kroenke Becomes Majority Owner Of The St. Louis Rams
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    ST. LOUIS, MO. – E. Stanley Kroenke has become the majority owner of the St. Louis Rams, the National Football League announced today. The decision was made by a vote by the league’s owners at a meeting in Atlanta this morning. Kroenke will become the seventh majority owner in the team’s 73-year history.

    “Stan has been a familiar and respected figure in the National Football League for more than 15 years,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “He is a proven businessman and has experienced success in all of his sports franchises, as well as serving as a responsible community leader. We look forward to him continuing to uphold the goals and values of the NFL as he becomes the majority owner of the St. Louis Rams.”

    Prior to becoming the majority owner of the Rams, Kroenke was the minority owner of the team. He was vital in the effort to bring professional football back to St. Louis in 1995. With his real estate development expertise, Kroenke was instrumental in the building of Rams Park, now known as the Russell Training Center.

    “We are delighted with today’s vote by NFL owners. It is one of the very high points of our long association with the NFL,” Kroenke said. “We look forward to working with our fellow owners and Commissioner Goodell as the transaction is finalized and in the years ahead.

    "The Rosenbloom family deserves our thanks for all their efforts on behalf of a great football organization and a great city.

    “Building organizations that win consistently is a challenge that we understand. We are excited about the opportunity as principal owner of the St. Louis Rams.”

    “Fifteen years ago, my family entered a partnership with Stan Kroenke and it has been a wonderful relationship,” said Chip Rosenbloom. “Although today is an emotional day and the end of an era for or family, it is also the beginning of a new chapter in the rich history of the St. Louis Rams. We look forward to Stan continuing the great tradition of the organization. On behalf of my sister Lucia and our entire family, we congratulate Stan and the Kroenke family on becoming the majority owner of the Rams.”

    Kroenke currently is the owner of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Rapids (MLS) and the Colorado Mammoth (NLL). He is also the largest shareholder of Arsenal FC of the English Premier League.

    The Pepsi Center in Denver, also owned by Kroenke, hosted the 2001 NHL All-Star game and the 2005 NBA All-Star game. This facility also played host to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In 2004, Kroenke launched the Altitude Sports & Entertainment television network. The 24-hour regional sports network is home to the Nuggets, Avalanche and the Mammoth.

    Kroenke’s extensive business interests include serving as chairman and owner of The Kroenke Group, a private real estate investment and development company with offices throughout the United States and Canada, with headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Kroenke is one of the nation’s leading developers of shopping centers and commercial real estate.

    Kroenke has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri and is an active supporter of Mizzou athletic programs. In February 2009, Kroenke was enshrined into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Joining him in the class of 2009 was former Rams defensive end Grant Wistrom.

    Stanley Kroenke, named after baseball legends Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial, was born in Cole Camp, Mo., and grew up in Mora, Mo. Stan and his wife, Ann, have a daughter, Whitney, and a son, Josh.


    Owners of the Rams since 1937

    1937 – 1941 Homer Marshman
    1941 – 1972 Daniel F. Reeves
    1972 – 1972 Robert Irsay
    1972 – 1979 Carroll Rosenbloom
    1979 – 2008 Georgia Frontiere
    2008 – 2010 Chip Rosenbloom
    2010 -- E. Stanley Kroenke


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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    ok the nfl did what most of us believed they would. But i'm still curious to know how they're doing it so that it doesn't violate the cross-ownership rules. I presume he's dumping some other ownerships to his son or wife, but would like to hear the final take on all that.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    geat news..now the re-building of us back into a top NFL team can properly begin.

    Go Rams!

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Let''s spend some Money!

    Seriously though, it is time to invest in this team and its facilities.
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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    It's the beginning of a new era in Rams' football. I believe Stan will see to it that the Rams become competitive again, and maybe build a new stadium as well. This is great news - especially since he'll be owner from day one of the 2010 regular season ..

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Can we expect Kroenke to patrol the sidelines (ala Jerry Jones), breathing down Spags' neck, barking out his favorite selected play calls?
    Other than that, One can only have the feeling that Stan "Da Man" is the right man for the job. Wouldn't mind if Kroenke had a little Jerry Jones in him, or just a touch of Daniel Snyder for that matter.
    The main thing, Hopefully, Stan Kroenke can restore order and bring excitement back to Rams football.
    Top to Bottom, the Rams now seem to be moving in the right direction.
    ALL HAIL TO THE NEW RAMS CHIEF !!!! ~STAN~
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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    This is the BEST news we will get all year. Today is the start of a new era in Rams football.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by KoaKoi View Post
    ok the nfl did what most of us believed they would. But i'm still curious to know how they're doing it so that it doesn't violate the cross-ownership rules. I presume he's dumping some other ownerships to his son or wife, but would like to hear the final take on all that.
    According to the terms, as indicated on ESPN News, Kroenke must transfer majority ownership in the Colorado Avalanche and The Denver Nuggets to his son. This must be done by the end of the year.

    I assume he has no problem with this, since he knew the league's cross ownership rules and still went ahead with plans to become Rams majority owner.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by DGR828 View Post
    Top to Bottom, the Rams now seem to be moving in the right direction. ALL HAIL TO THE NEW RAMS CHIEF !!!! ~STAN~
    A respectful salute to welcome Mr. Kroenke as the new Rams owner.


    New -- throwback -- uniforms please. The NFL should allow this as one of SK's 1st business decisions.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Awesome, hope he's not a cheapskate nor an Al Davis.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    I don't think this could have gone any better. A stable/smooth transition to a guy who is already a Rams insider with serious sports business street cred, deep pockets, and real estate savvy that may help get The Rams a new or, at least, rebuilt stadium.

    Although I'm sure Carroll would have preferred to see his older son carry on the tradition( he was forced out by the showgirl & her evil minions after Carroll's death, for those too young to remember), I think he would have approved of this move as a smart sports businessman himself.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    First of all, we give a nod the Rosenbloom family. Though there were many ups-and-downs in their 38 years of ownership, they also brought us three conference titles, a Super Bowl win, and many great (and not so great) years of football.

    As to the future, I can't imagine a better set of hands for this team. We probably won't see the impact this year, but the future looks bright.

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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Had you guys pitched in to help, this what we would see today:

    Owners of the Rams since 1937

    1937 – 1941 Homer Marshman
    1941 – 1972 Daniel F. Reeves
    1972 – 1972 Robert Irsay
    1972 – 1979 Carroll Rosenbloom
    1979 – 2008 Georgia Frontiere
    2008 – 2010 Chip Rosenbloom
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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    Great singing. Excellent Depth.


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    Re: Its official: Stan Kroenke is the owner of the Rams

    I have a really odd feeling that we will be seeing the Rams in a new stadium in St. Louis in 2015...

    It will be the Ram's Supercenter, sponsored by Wal-Mart.

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