Edward Jones Dome

Business / Edward Jones Dome
5:19 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

$124 million in Edward Jones Dome upgrades proposed

The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, home of the St. Louis Rams.
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The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is proposing $124 million in improvements to the Edward Jones Dome in hopes of keeping the Rams in St. Louis.

A lease agreement with the team requires the dome to be among the top 25 percent of all stadiums as measured by various criteria.

If not, the Rams could break the lease after the 2014 season and potentially move. Owner Stan Kroenke has been non-committal about keeping the Rams in St. Louis.

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Business / Edward Jones Dome
5:15 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Dome deadline arrives

The Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.
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The deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to give the Rams a plan for updating the Edward Jones Dome is Wednesday.

The Rams’ lease allows the team to leave in 2015 if the Dome isn’t in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums.

But since the Dome’s construction in 1995 several impressive stadiums have been built such as the more than a billion dollar Cowboys Stadium.

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.

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Rams head coach
2:58 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Jeff Fisher officially announced as Rams head coach

New Rams head coach Jeff Fisher answers questions from the media at Rams Park in Earth City on Jan. 17, his first day on the job.
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The new head coach of the St. Louis Rams says he's up for the challenge of turning around a football team that has won just ten games over its last three seasons.

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St. Louis Public Radio on NPR
6:37 am
Tue January 17, 2012

L.A. eyes luring NFL Rams from St. Louis

The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, home of the Rams - for now.
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The St. Louis Rams had a tough football season, tying for the worst record in the NFL. This months' hiring of a new head coach, Jeff Fisher, created a sense of hope. But there are lingering concerns among fans about whether the team will stay in St. Louis.

Many there remember watching their original NFL team leave town in the 1980s. Now the Rams have the right to break their stadium lease if the city does not make major upgrades. And as our own Maria Altman reported for NPR's Morning Edition, it may be tough to compete with the Rams' old hometown of Los Angeles.

Economy/Edward Jones Dome
5:38 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

L.A. stadium moves forward, with possible implications for Rams

A new stadium planned for downtown Los Angeles could have implications for the fate of the St. Louis Rams, who can break their lease on the Edward Jones Dome in 2014 unless upgrades are made.
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In a unanimous vote this week the Los Angeles City Council endorsed a plan to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.  The next step is finding a team, which may have implications for the St. Louis Rams.

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.

The dome is considered by many to be one of the NFL’s worst stadiums.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says the city does have some money set to pay for upgrades.

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