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Rams/Chargers stadium construction rained out?

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A three-dimensional model of the new Los Angeles Rams stadium is on display during the groundbreaking for the team's new stadium and entertainment district in Inglewood, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The project will cost more than $2 billion and is expected to open in August 2019 before hosting the Super Bowl 18 months later. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Richard Vogel/AP

The opening of the new football stadium that will be the future home for the Rams and the Chargers will be delayed a year, until 2020.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell blamed it on the rain.

Some fans are skeptical fans while some sports journalists simply aren't buying the reasoning behind the postponement. They figure there's likely more to this story. 

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Rick Eckstein. He's a sociologist at Villanova University, and the author of "Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums." 

To hear the full interview with Rick Eckstein, click on the blue Media Player above. 

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