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.