Convention and Visitors Commission

GovEnergy convention
1:21 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

St. Louis hotels scrambling to fill over 11,000 rooms with cancellation of major GSA conference

The federal General Services Administration has canceled a three-day conference that was supposed to start in downtown St. Louis on August 19, citing an inability to meet new federal standards.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

A scandal that erupted in April over lavish spending by the General Services Administration, the government's logistics provider, is leaving hotels in St. Louis scrambling to fill rooms.

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Edward Jones Dome
9:00 am
Fri June 1, 2012

St. Louis commission rejects Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome

The Convention and Visitors Commission has rejected the Rams' proposal for the Edward Jones Dome. The outside is pictured here.
(Rendering provided by Atty. Gen. Chris Koster)

Updated at 11:40 with comments from Mayor Slay's office.

Updated at 9:35 with statement from CVC.

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.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay confirmed the rejection on Twitter this morning. The mayor had encouraged the CVC to reject the Rams' proposal because he thought the cost was too high.

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Edward Jones Dome
5:50 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Mo. AG Koster: state intends to release Edward Jones Dome proposals

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
(Office of Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster)

The public may finally see proposed changes for the Edward Jones Dome on May 14, according Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

In a release to the media this afternoon, Koster said that the state "intends to comply with an open records request regarding proposals made on upgrading the Edward Jones Dome" and "will provide the documents to the requesting party on Monday, May 14, unless a court rules that the records should remain closed."

The requesting party on this particular request was KTVI-TV in St. Louis.

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Dome Upgrades
1:20 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

CVC seeks legal justification for keeping Dome proposal secret

(via Flickr/Kevin Ward)

Updated at 6 am with counterclaim and statement from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is asking a judge to keep private a counterproposal from the St. Louis Rams on upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.

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Business
5:03 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

St. Louis to host convention about attracting conventions

America Center
St. Louis Convention & Visitor’s Commission

The City of St. Louis is hosting what tourism officials are calling the “Super Bowl of Conventions" this weekend.

The members of American Society of Association Executives are responsible for booking some $60 billion in convention activity annually.

All told, some 5,000 hospitality industry reps and executives will be in St. Louis from Saturday to Tuesday.  

The purpose of the convention is for those reps to try to convince 1,500 different associations to hold annual meetings in their city.

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