CVC http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon And Mo. Senate Leaders Agree On At Least One Thing: No State $ For A New Rams Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-and-mo-senate-leaders-agree-least-one-thing-no-state-new-rams-stadium <p>Those hoping to keep the Rams in St. Louis should&nbsp;not count on any help from Democratic<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon</a> or the Republican-led <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p><p>When asked by reporters Monday about efforts to build a new stadium for the Rams, Governor Nixon said that the state is still paying half the cost of the <a href="http://explorestlouis.com/meetings-conventions/americas-center/edward-jones-dome/">Edward Jones Dome</a> in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>“I don’t have a new stadium in this year’s budget, nor do I have any ongoing discussions on how to do that," Nixon said. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:46:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin & St. Louis Public Radio 8979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon And Mo. Senate Leaders Agree On At Least One Thing: No State $ For A New Rams Stadium Mayor urges CVC to reject Rams' request, but remain open for debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-urges-cvc-reject-rams-request-remain-open-debate <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking the city&rsquo;s Convention and Visitors Commission to reject the Rams&rsquo; request for $700 million in upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.</p><p>But that doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean the team is on its way out of town.</p><p>Speaking on St. Louis on the Air, Slay said the Ram&rsquo;s requests was a &ldquo;best-case scenario&rdquo; for the team, and did not reflect a take-it-or-leave-it offer.</p><p>The city&rsquo;s plan calls for upgrades totaling $124 million&mdash;a figure which Slays says is a starting point for further negotiations.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 21:34:39 +0000 Adam Allington 3703 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor urges CVC to reject Rams' request, but remain open for debate Morning headlines: Thursday, March 1, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-march-1-2012 <p><strong>CVC: Rams do not accept dome proposal</strong></p><p>According to a statement from the the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission released this morning, the St. Louis Rams have turned down the CVC&#39;s $124 million plan to overhaul the Edwards Jones Dome.</p><p>The CVC&#39;s plan included adding 1,500 new club seats, installing a massive 96 foot-long scoreboard over the center of the field and adding windows for more natural light.</p><p>The CVC says the team &quot;will submit their own proposal to improve the Edward Jones Dome on or before May 1, 2012.&quot;</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:23:56 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Dome deadline arrives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dome-deadline-arrives <p>The deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to give the Rams a plan for updating the Edward Jones Dome is Wednesday.</p><p>The Rams&rsquo; lease allows the team to leave in 2015 if the Dome isn&rsquo;t in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums.</p><p>But since the Dome&rsquo;s construction in 1995 several impressive stadiums have been built such as the more than a billion dollar Cowboys Stadium.</p><p>Sports economist Patrick Rishe, a professor at Webster University, says it would take hundreds of millions of dollars get the Dome in the top tier.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:15:45 +0000 Maria Altman 2979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dome deadline arrives