Renovations Proposed For the Rams

Renovations Proposed For the Rams

Every football team wants to play in a great stadium, and every city with loyal fans should provide their fans and their team with a football stadium worthy of their loyalty. The St. Louis Rams have decided that it is time for their stadium to receive some necessary upgrades, in fact, about $700 million worth of renovations. Part of the contract that was signed when the Rams first built the stadium in 1995 stated that the stadium must be maintained as a top-tier football facility or the Rams would be able to break their lease. With teams all over the league continuing to improve their stadiums every year and with many teams building new stadiums, it is about time that the Edwards Jones Dome received some renovations in order to keep up with the top-tier stadiums in the league.

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission proposed a much more thrifty $124 million renovation plan that involves new windows and club seats. In order for the Rams not to break their lease the two sides will have to meet somewhere in the middle of the $124 million proposal and the $700 million proposal.

If this issue goes into arbitration it may eventually be up to the arbitrator to decide what renovations actually are necessary to classify the Edward Jones Dome as a top-tier stadium, but it seems that no matter what the final cost for the renovation ends up being the public is going to have to foot the majority of the bill. Keeping an NFL team in a town sometimes requires lots of concessions. Will St. Louis be willing to work with the Rams to keep them in town? Time will tell.

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