The St. Louis Rams and the city of St. Louis are currently in talks to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome to meet requirements in the current lease agreement. As Alex King tells us, no one is certain if the two sides will find common ground, or if the team and city will part ways.
The late 90s and early 2000s were the glory years for the Rams. They won one Super Bowl in 1999 and went back the following year losing to the New England Patriots. Since then things have gone downhill. The team has had trouble winning and new stadiums are being built around the NFL.
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.
Counterproposal for Edward Jones Dome upgrades due tomorrow
The St. Louis Rams have until tomorrow to offer their own price tag for upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.
The Rams' lease requires the Dome to be in the "top tier" of stadiums in the National Football League. That tems is not clearly defined, but it's generally meant within the top 25 percent. Otherwise, the Rams are free to depart St. Louis in 2015.
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's $124 million plan to overhaul the Edwards Jones Dome.
The CVC'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.
The CVC says the team "will submit their own proposal to improve the Edward Jones Dome on or before May 1, 2012."
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The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission gave the Rams a plan Wednesday calling for $124 million in upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome. The lease with the team requires the Dome to be in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums or the Rams can leave in 2015.
The CVC's plan includes a new scoreboard, replacing 1800 seats with 1500 club seats and installing windows to allow more natural light.