St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en FIRST Robotics International Championship Will Stay In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-robotics-international-championship-will-stay-st-louis <p>Kids with robots will continue coming to St. Louis for the next few years.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usfirst.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">FIRST</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announced today that the world finals of its robotics competition will take place in St. Louis from 2015 to 2017.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:27:37 +0000 Kate Essig & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 30291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org FIRST Robotics International Championship Will Stay In St. Louis Rams, CVC Begin Arbitration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rams-cvc-begin-arbitration <P>A panel of arbitrators in St. Louis is now weighing the future of the St. Louis Rams and the Edward Jones Dome.</P> <P>The&nbsp;team and the owners of the dome, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, agreed to arbitration over plans to renovate the dome. The lease agreement requires the dome to be among the top quarter of all NFL stadiums by 2015 or the Rams can break the lease, raising concern they could leave St. Louis.</P> <P>The arbitrators are two retired judges, one from Iowa and one from Colorado, and a labor attorney from Chicago. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:50:17 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 8339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rams, CVC Begin Arbitration Arbitration On Edwards Jones Dome To Start Jan. 14 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arbitration-edwards-jones-dome-start-jan-14 <p>There’s an end in sight to the years-long fight over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:20:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7851 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arbitration On Edwards Jones Dome To Start Jan. 14 CVC sends 'amended' plan for Edward Jones Dome to Rams http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cvc-sends-amended-plan-edward-jones-dome-rams <p><em>Updated at<strong> 2:40 p.m.</strong> with more details of the plan, expanded comments from CVC president Kitty Ratcliffe.</em></p><p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>The St. Louis Convention &amp; Visitors Commission&nbsp;says it sent a new version of a plan to revamp the Edward Jones Dome to the St. Louis Rams.</p><p>The plan, which the CVC sent to the Rams on Friday, &nbsp;is the <a href="http://explorestlouis.com/rams">latest salvo</a> in the efforts by the CVC and the Rams to made the Edward Jones Dome a "top-tier" facility - generally thought to mean among the eight best stadiums in the National Football League. Without those upgrades, the Rams can break their lease on the Dome after 2015.</p><p>You can view the full proposal for yourself here:</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:48:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 4360 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CVC sends 'amended' plan for Edward Jones Dome to Rams Rams reach agreement with CVC for London game http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rams-reach-agreement-cvc-london-game <p>Following <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-cvc-lease-says-all-rams-home-games-must-be-played-edward-jones-dome">a back-and-forth</a> in which the St. Louis Rams and the St. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:19:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3118 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rams reach agreement with CVC for London game St. Louis CVC: lease says all Rams home games must be played at Edward Jones Dome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-cvc-lease-says-all-rams-home-games-must-be-played-edward-jones-dome <p>The St. Louis Rams recently <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rams-play-nfl-games-london-next-three-years">announced</a> that some home games will be played in London over the next three years - but it seems the St. Louis Convention &amp; Visitors Commission thinks the move is a violation of the lease they hold with the team.</p><p>The CVC sent out the following statement this afternoon (link to the Symphony announcement inserted by St. Louis Public Radio for context):</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:13:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2959 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis CVC: lease says all Rams home games must be played at Edward Jones Dome