Stan Kroenke http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-commission-rejects-rams-proposal-edward-jones-dome <p><strong>Updated at 11:40 with comments from Mayor Slay&#39;s office.</strong></p><p><strong>Updated at 9:35 with statement from CVC.</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has rejected a multi-million dollar proposal from the St. Louis Rams for upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.</p><p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorSlay/statuses/208551272964554753">confirmed the rejection</a> on Twitter this morning. The mayor had encouraged the CVC to reject the Rams&#39; proposal because he thought the cost was too high.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:00:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3830 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome Jeff Fisher officially announced as Rams head coach http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jeff-fisher-officially-announced-rams-head-coach <p>The new head coach of the St. Louis Rams says he&#39;s up for the challenge of turning around a football team that has won just ten games over its last three seasons.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jeff Fisher officially announced as Rams head coach Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rams-fire-spagnuolo-devaney <p>The St. Louis Rams have fired their head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, and general manager Billy Devaney, a day after the team finished the 2011 season 2-14.</p><p>&quot;No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season, and we all must hold ourselves accountable,&quot; Rams owner Stanley Kronke said in a statement. &quot;However, we believe it&#39;s in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships.&quot;</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:57:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney L.A. stadium moves forward, with possible implications for Rams http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-stadium-moves-forward-possible-implications-rams <p>In a unanimous vote this week the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.&nbsp; The next step is finding a team, which may have implications for the St. Louis Rams.</p><p>The Rams will be able to break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless the city signs off on a package of expensive upgrades.</p><p>The dome is considered by many to be one of the NFL&rsquo;s worst stadiums.</p><p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the city does have some money set to pay for upgrades.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:38:21 +0000 Adam Allington 1848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org L.A. stadium moves forward, with possible implications for Rams Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/los-angeles-courting-rams-possible-return-california <p>A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.</p><p>AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.</p><p>The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.</p><p>The Rams have the option of breaking their lease with the city of St. Louis if the Edward Jones Dome is not ranked in the top 25 percent of NFL venues by 2014.</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:57:49 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 1410 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California Morning headlines: Monday, April 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-11-2011 <p><strong>Jury Selection Begins in Coleman Murder Trial</strong></p><p>Jury selection begins today in Perry County Illinois in the trial of Christopher Coleman. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/article_d953a854-63f4-11e0-8d8d-001a4bcf6878.html">That&rsquo;s according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</a> The former Marine is accused of strangling his wife and two sons and then staging the crime scene with threatening messages on the walls.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:30:11 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 924 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 11, 2011