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Rams say Edward Jones Dome proposal is not good enough

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The proposal from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome isn’t good enough for the Rams.

The Convention and Visitors Commission announced today that the Rams have rejected the $124 million proposal to overhaul the dome, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Now the Rams have until May 1 to give their own plans for how to revamp the dome to make it a “first tier” NFL stadium by 2015, as required by the team’s lease with the Convention and Visitors Commission. The two parties will head to arbitration if they haven’t agreed to a renovation plan by June 15.

The Rams and St. Louis haven’t seen eye to eye on what improvements the stadium needs and who should pay for those improvements. Today’s move by the Rams was the expected next step in a process that could result in a long-term deal to keep the Rams in St. Louis, or could result in the Rams leaving town.

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20 Responses to “Rams say Edward Jones Dome proposal is not good enough”
  1. kane337 says: Mar 1, 2012 12:58 PM

    Stan Kroenke is trying to buy the Dodgers. If successful, he’s going to want to move the Rams there too. I don’t see the Rams trying to cooperate much on improved Edward Jones dome renovations.

  2. jspyle says: Mar 1, 2012 12:58 PM

    Might as well do the upgrade on its own. St Lou will have a team (NFL wants one there), but it wont be the Rams, it wil be the Jags. The Rams are headed back to LA.

    Just saying!

  3. nflinla says: Mar 1, 2012 12:59 PM

    One step closer. Rams will be in LA sooner rather than later.

  4. sj39 says: Mar 1, 2012 1:18 PM

    The “deal” being offered to move a team to LA is really not all that good and certainly not what Kroenke would want. He does not want to give up ownership of any part of the team and he sure does not want to give up control of the ticket operations. Now he may want to bring a Futbal team there considering the demographic.

  5. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 1, 2012 1:18 PM

    No one wants to be the NFL team in LA, they have and will fail. LA is one of the most overated sports town on the planet. It’s a Lakers town, that’s it. All other teams struggle.

    Except of course the packers, they will be out of GB in 3 yrs.

  6. kingbuccaneer says: Mar 1, 2012 1:48 PM

    Jags in StL??? You’ve been drinking wayyy too much of that kool-aid. Jags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Rams on the other hand, are as good as gone with this annoucement. Blame Mr. Kroenke for that.

  7. nationalmediacansuckit says: Mar 1, 2012 1:52 PM

    jspyle says:
    Mar 1, 2012 12:58 PM
    Might as well do the upgrade on its own. St Lou will have a team (NFL wants one there), but it wont be the Rams, it wil be the Jags. The Rams are headed back to LA.

    Just saying!
    ————————————-
    So move a Jags team that has better attendance than a Rams team. Riiiiiiiight. Gotta love conspiracy theories. The NFL doesn’t want or need a team in St. Louis. Good luck with that one tiger.

  8. musicman495 says: Mar 1, 2012 3:21 PM

    Jags in StL??? You’ve been drinking wayyy too much of that kool-aid. Jags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
    —————————–
    Not as crazy as it sounds. New Jags owner owns business based in Chicago area – a lot closer to St. Louis than Jacksonville.

  9. shackdelrio says: Mar 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    “jspyle says:
    Mar 1, 2012 12:58 PM
    Might as well do the upgrade on its own. St Lou will have a team (NFL wants one there), but it wont be the Rams, it wil be the Jags. The Rams are headed back to LA.

    Just saying!”

    Nice try but that isn’t happening. The Jaguars aren’t moving. They have no reason to move. They haven’t had a blackout since 2009 and have averaged over 60k per game the last two years. Shad Khan is pumping money and resources into the team and the city of Jacksonville. St. Louis had the chance to have Khan as their owner but Kroenke blew it for them. The day Kroenke blocked Khan from buying the team may have been the beginning of the end of football in St Louis and may have ultimately been the best thing to happen to football in Jacksonville since getting a team.

  10. musicman495 says: Mar 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    Actually, just read on Wikipedia he is based in Ubana – even closer to St. L. than Chicago is.

  11. granadafan says: Mar 1, 2012 3:46 PM

    For once, I’d like to see multi-billionaires in a business worth hundreds of billions of dollars build their own workplace.

  12. mizzouram says: Mar 1, 2012 3:57 PM

    Jags ain’t moving to St. Louis and Rams ain’t moving to LA. I just posted 7 reasons why they are staying but I guess PFT can’t handle me getting in the way of thier baseless fear mongering.

  13. emma333 says: Mar 1, 2012 4:30 PM

    Musicman, we all know where Khan is from, and its proximity to St Louis….but he is here in Jville now, and has done business with our port city for years. We don’t wish other cities to lose their teams, but ours isn’t going anywhere….

  14. rollteal says: Mar 1, 2012 4:43 PM

    My god you people and the talk the NFL conspires to have a team in StL no matter what. Yes Khan has a business in Urbana Which is close to both Chicago & St Louis. But if y’all don’t remember Weaver’s company was headquartered in St Louis doesn’t mean that’s where the team ends.

  15. NoHomeTeam says: Mar 1, 2012 5:55 PM

    musicman495 says: “Jags in StL??? You’ve been drinking wayyy too much of that kool-aid. Jags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
    —————————–
    Not as crazy as it sounds. New Jags owner owns business based in Chicago area – a lot closer to St. Louis than Jacksonville.”

    So what’s an extra 45 minutes or so in the ol’ Gulfstream VI?

  16. richc111 says: Mar 1, 2012 5:58 PM

    If the Rams are like most of the other NFL teams when they mean eye to eye they mean we want a top notch facility and we want you to pay for it!

  17. NoHomeTeam says: Mar 1, 2012 6:01 PM

    jspyle says: “Might as well do the upgrade on its own. St Lou will have a team (NFL wants one there), but it wont be the Rams, it wil be the Jags. The Rams are headed back to LA.”

    If St. Louis “loses” a second football team, won’t that prove once and for all that it’s “a terrible sports town” –or alternately that it’s “just a Cardinals town” — and “doesn’t deserve an NFL Franchise?

  18. vontazemebro says: Mar 1, 2012 6:49 PM

    granadafan says:
    Mar 1, 2012 3:46 PM
    For once, I’d like to see multi-billionaires in a business worth hundreds of billions of dollars build their own workplace.

    Bob Kraft did it BEFORE the Pats started their run.

  19. vols84 says: Mar 1, 2012 9:15 PM

    Move that team back to LA.

  20. rollteal says: Mar 1, 2012 10:44 PM

    That’s my point I’m sorry I just don’t see them being able to justify the decision to relocate a 3rd team to St Louis right after the Rams move.

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