The St. Louis Rams submitted a counter-proposal on May 1 to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission regarding renovation plans for the Edward Jones Dome, and the addition of a retractable roof is one of the centerpieces of the team's plan, according to FOX-KTVI in St. Louis. Adding a retractable roof would likely require major structural changes to the Edward Jones Dome, and estimates on the potential cost of such a renovation range from $200 to $300 million. And that's only a piece of the full plan that will be released by Monday, May 14.
Back on March 1, the CVC submitted their own $124 million plan to renovate the Edward Jones Dome, but it was rejected by the Rams. The proposals by both parties are designed to address a clause in the stadium lease that would allow the Rams to opt out in 2015 if the Edward Jones Dome is not deemed to be a "first-tier" facility among the top-eight stadiums in the NFL. The CVC has until June 1 to either accept or reject the team's counter-proposal, and if the parties cannot reach an agreement by June 15 the issue will be handled through arbitration.
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