St. Louis Rams

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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Rams / London games
9:39 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Rams to play NFL games in London for next three years

The NFL announced the St. Louis Rams have agreed to play regular season games in London for the next three years. The first game will be against the New England Patriots in 2012.

The Rams will play the Patriots Oct. 28 at Wembley Stadium. This will be the sixth straight year the NFL has played regular season in the British capital.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said "we are confident that having the Rams host one game in the UK in each of the next three seasons will allow us to better serve the growing popularity of our sport beyond the borders of the United States."

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.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Developing: Rams / Jeff Fisher
1:34 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Sources: Jeff Fisher agrees to be new Rams head coach

Jeff Fisher, former head coach of the Tennessee Titans, has agreed to be the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams according to media reports.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

This is a developing story that will be updated.

Updated 1:43 p.m. with information from the Associated Press.

Updated 3 p.m. with video from Rams website.

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Spagnuolo, Devaney fired
10:57 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney

The St. Louis Rams have fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo after a 2-14 season. Spagnuolo, pictured here on Jan. 1, 2012, went 10-38 in three season with the Rams. General manager Billy Devaney was also fired..
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Rams have fired their head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, and general manager Billy Devaney, a day after the team finished the 2011 season 2-14.

"No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season, and we all must hold ourselves accountable," Rams owner Stanley Kronke said in a statement. "However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships."

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Weekend security measures
2:50 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Rams fans can expect normal gameday experience on Sunday, despite Sept. 11 anniversary

Fans going to the St. Louis Rams game this weekend will see more police presence, but won't need to go through any additional security screenings.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fans heading down to the Edward Jones Dome for the Rams home opener this weekend will see more police and security personnel around the stadium.

But Bob Calderon, the Dome's director of public safety, says fans won't have to do anything different.

"They will continue to go through the pat-down process and have the same gameday experience that they would have prior to this particular anniversary," Calderon said.

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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.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

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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Morning round-up
9:37 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Missouri River at Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Heat wave decreases flood threat on Missouri River

The heat wave that's plagued Missouri for most of July has had a positive side effect:  it's lessened the flood threat along the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Mark Fuchs is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.  Fuchs said the extreme high temperatures have dried up the soil along the Missouri River's tributaries.

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Morning Round-up
9:25 am
Tue July 26, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ill. Sen. Dick Durbin has announced that he opposes a short-term extension of the debt ceiling; he wants to extend it until after the 2012 election. Pres. Obama and Congress face an Aug. 2 deadline to avoid a potential government default.
(Elena Schneider/Medill News Service)

Durbin opposes short-term extension of debt-ceiling

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Ill. has announced that he wants to extend the debt ceiling until after the 2012 election. He says Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the ceiling as budget cuts are made would do nothing to help the economy, and won’t keep credit agencies from downgrading the nation’s debt. Rather, he says it would lead to higher interest rates.

 New conservative ad campaign targets Mo. Sen. McCaskill, among others

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