Rams modify lease to secure game in London

The St. Louis Rams have reached an agreement with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which operates the Edward Jones Dome, that will allow the team to play in London in the 2012 regular season.

The Rams needed to strike a deal with the CVC because their lease mandated that all regular-season games be played at the Edward Jones Dome. As part of the agreement, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams will pay contract employees for the home game that is missed. That means workers like ticket takers and ushers will be compensated for what otherwise would have been lost wages.

The agreement covers only 2012 meaning for the Rams to continue their series in London for three seasons they will have to reach some type of new agreement with the CVC. The Rams will play the New England Patriots this coming October at Wembley Stadium.

The Rams and the CVC will also negotiate on renovations to the Edward Jones Dome.

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