Rams deliver their plans for upgrades to Edward Jones Dome
The St. Louis Rams delivered a plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission today, a counter to one created by the agency that the club previously rejected.
The Rams’ counter to the agency’s $124 million has not been made public and there is some argument over whether or not it should be, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Any upgrades to the stadium will be paid completely or nearly fully by public funds.
The Rams and the CVC have cited a confidentiality clause in the stadium lease in not revealing plans to the public. The agency has until June 1 to accept or reject the Rams’ plan. The Rams need to have a “first tier” stadium or they will be able to break the lease and leave town after the 2014 season. If the CVC and Rams cannot come to an agreement by June 15, they will go to arbitration.
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