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PHOENIX — Instant replay will be the theme of the NFL Meetings that start here Monday at the historic Arizona Biltmore resort in the Valley of the Sun.

While owners and coaches ponder a variety of possible changes, many involving instant replay, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay homage to NFL Meetings of the past here at the Biltmore. He hopes for his own instant replay, of sorts.

Kroenke arrived here locked and loaded with ammunition to impress the owners with detailed, schematic plans for a futuristic, privately-funded, $1.86 billion stadium complex on the Hollywood Park site of Inglewood, Calif. that could be home for two NFL teams.

Although Kroenke has not exactly said so, his fondest wish is that the Rams would be one of those teams. Although construction would take three years, it is only fitting that Kroenke will make his first big presentation here at these meetings.

It was here at the 1988 league meetings that the owners voted to allow the Cardinals franchise to move from St. Louis to, well, here.

On March 15, 1995, owners at a meeting here voted against Rams owner Georgia Frontiere’s request to move from Los Angeles to St. Louis. But after Frontiere’s thinly-veiled threat of a lawsuit (and the Rams coming up with more money), one month later the owners changed their minds and with enough of their votes, approved the move.

Kroenke released renderings of the project in the Los Angeles Times Saturday, with a story by Sam Farmer describing lavish plans described by Kroenke’s representatives and HKS, the architectural firm working on the project. The newspaper was ready to read here when they began arriving and the NFL plans to brief all 32 teams with the latest on the Los Angeles situation here Monday.

Recently the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders also announced their intentions of building a two-team stadium in the Los Angeles area and, in a perverse twist of history, the two original AFL rivals would pick out furniture and move in together. New York Giants owner John Mara said Monday he expects at least one team to be in Los Angeles for the 2016 regular season, and possibly two.

Obviously, nothing can be finalized about a Los Angeles venue, or which teams would use it. But, based on history, Kroenke is picking the right place to shift his plans into high gear.

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