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St. Louis Rams' Stadium Proposal No Longer Confidential

The St. Louis Rams submitted a counter-proposal to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission regarding renovation plans for the Edward Jones Dome on May 1, and now the public will have an opportunity to look over the plan. The team originally released a statement that the their proposal would be confidential, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch filed a lawsuit claiming the plan was subject to open-records law and since then the Post-Dispatch has reported that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the AG's office will release the Rams' counter-proposal to the public by Monday, May 14.

The situation stems from 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 proposals by both parties are designed to address that clause in the lease. Back on March 1, the CVC's $124 million plan to renovate the Edward Jones Dome was rejected by the Rams. The CVC now 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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