Could Rams Be Headed Out of St. Louis?
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The St. Louis Rams could be on their way out of Missouri if the team can’t come to an agreement on stadium upgrades with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
According to the lease with the city, the Rams can leave the Edward Jones Dome as soon as after the 2014 season if the facility isn’t among the top stadiums in the NFL.
The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission will present their first proposal to update the stadium to the team on Wednesday.
According to a report from KTVI-TV, the commission has taken an early hard-line in their negotiations with the team, noting that the Rams’ plans to play one regular-season home game per season for the next three years in London violates the team’s lease.
The Rams have one month to either accept the proposal or submit their own counter-offer, KTVI reports.
Numerous media reports indicate that if an agreement can’t be reached, the Rams could possibly return to Los Angeles to play in a proposed stadium near the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.
The team, which was originally formed as the Cleveland Rams in 1936, moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis prior to the 1995 season.
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