Nixon appoints experts to keep NFL in St. Louis after Rams give deadline

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - The St. Louis Rams were the subject of a conference call to be held Wednesday by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The topic of the call was, "Keeping St. Louis a NFL City."

Governor Nixon has asked attorney Bob Blitz and former Anheuser Busch Executive Dave Peacock to come up with a plan to keep the NFL in St. Louis.  They have 60 days to analyze Rams stadium situation and present options.

FOX 2's Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne says the key date is Jan 28th. Gov. Nixon says that is the St. Louis Rams deadline the team has given. They will notify St. Louis of any plans to leave then.  Technically the Jan 28th deadline is when Rams can go year-to-year on lease.

Listen to the full teleconference from 550am KTRS:

The Rams lease says if the Dome isn't among the top eight NFL stadiums by 2015 then the Rams can leave St. Louis. A 700 million dollar proposal by the Rams to update the Dome was rejected in 2013.

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