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4:27 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

FIRST Robotics International Championship Will Stay In St. Louis

These students and their robot participated in the 2011 FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.
(Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

Kids with robots will continue coming to St. Louis for the next few years. FIRST (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.

The international competition has been held in St. Louis for the last three years and is scheduled to remain here next year, as well. Today’s announcement guarantees that the championship will return to St. Louis for the next three years after that.

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Rams Future in St. Louis
2:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rams, CVC Begin Arbitration

A look at the Rams proposal for the Edward Jones Dome.
Credit (Released by Mo. Atty. Gen. Chris Koster)

A panel of arbitrators in St. Louis is now weighing the future of the St. Louis Rams and the Edward Jones Dome.


The 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.

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Edward Jones Dome
7:20 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Arbitration On Edwards Jones Dome To Start Jan. 14

Arbitration over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome will start Jan. 14
Flickr/Betterthaneveryone

There’s an end in sight to the years-long fight over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.

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St. Louis Rams
11:48 am
Mon August 20, 2012

CVC sends 'amended' plan for Edward Jones Dome to Rams

A view of the Edward Jones Dome looking south in the new plan sent from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission to the St. Louis Rams on Aug. 17. You can view the whole proposal in our story below.
(via St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission)

Updated at 2:40 p.m. with more details of the plan, expanded comments from CVC president Kitty Ratcliffe.

Will be updated.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission says it sent a new version of a plan to revamp the Edward Jones Dome to the St. Louis Rams.

The plan, which the CVC sent to the Rams on Friday,  is the latest salvo 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.

You can view the full proposal for yourself here:

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St. Louis Rams
5:19 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Rams reach agreement with CVC for London game

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford looks over his line at the Tennessee Titans defense in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on August 20, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Following a back-and-forth in which the St. Louis Rams and the St.

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St. Louis Rams
3:13 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

St. Louis CVC: lease says all Rams home games must be played at Edward Jones Dome

The Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The St. Louis Rams recently announced that some home games will be played in London over the next three years - but it seems the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission thinks the move is a violation of the lease they hold with the team.

The CVC sent out the following statement this afternoon (link to the Symphony announcement inserted by St. Louis Public Radio for context):

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