NFL Commissioner Goodell says $300M for St. Louis stadium ‘fundamentally inconsistent’ with NFL policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell | Photo courtesy of Zennie Abraham/Flickr
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell | Photo courtesy of Zennie Abraham/Flickr

The Board of Aldermen is poised to approve on Friday a financing package for a $1.1 billion stadium that counts on an extra $100 million from the National Football League.

But on Thursday, NFL officials wanted to make sure no one was taking league money for granted.

In a sternly worded letter to Gov. Jay Nixon and his stadium task force, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell warned that the league has no current plans to provide $300 million toward construction of a riverfront stadium here.

The NFL provides a maximum of $200 million to help teams build new stadiums, Goodell wrote. The premise that the league has committed $300 million to the Mississippi River stadium proposal “is fundamentally inconsistent with the NFL’s program of stadium financing,” he said.

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