ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Rams have issued a written response to a statement made Friday from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
“We think that playing in London is great for the Rams and great for St. Louis. We are in talks with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, which is also the region’s chief marketing group, about how to make the most of this opportunity. As the CVC said Friday, this will ‘elevate an awareness of St. Louis on the golbal stage.’ We look forward to having amicable and meaningful dialogue with the CVC on many issues and believe those conversations should remain between the parties.” — St. Louis Rams
Friday’s statement by the CVC said the Rams are required to play all home games in the Edward Jones Dome, and it has brought that part of the lease agreement to the team’s attention. The Rams announcement that the team will play a home game in London each of the next three seasons has drawn controversy in the St. Louis community.
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our earlier story from 1/27/12:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - “The Rams are required to play all home games in the Edward Jones Dome.”
That is the emphatic statement from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission today.
In a written statement emailed to KMOX, the CVC says it has brought that to the attention of the Rams and is now waiting for a response.
The Rams announcement that they will play a home game in London against the Patriots has drawn a lot of controversy.
The CVC’s statement however goes on to say that, “A game in London will elevate an awareness of St. Louis on the global stage.”