DEVELOPING: Koster Releases Rams’ Dome Plans
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, responding to several Sunshine law requests, has now made public the St. Louis Rams’ confidential plans to improve the Edward Jones Dome.
Click here to read the PDF version of the proposal.
OUR EARLIER STORY:
We should know sometime this morning what the Rams want done to the Edward Jones Dome to make it a ‘top tier’ NFL facility. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to make the proposal public.
The release of what had been a secret proposal comes as the result of a sunshine law request, granted because the dome is a publicly owned facility.
Reportedly the plan includes fitting the Dome with a retractable roof. Rams President Kevin Demoff said he knows reactions will be varied but he hopes St. Louisans like it.
“The goal is we’re trying to keep these things confidential to make an agreeable deal with the CVC and make the arbitration easier for everybody but hopefully these people will like what we’ve come up with and enjoy it.”
Demoff said “we’re proud of our proposal, we spent a lot of time and effort on it.”
County Executive Charlie Dooley said they had no idea in 1995, when they agreed to keep the Dome top-tier, that there would be billion dollar stadiums.
“I’ll be the first to admit, we thought we were in safe territory, that the bar wouldn’t be that high, the bar is a lot higher than everybody thought it would be because of the new doomed facilities, especially the one in Texas.”
It’s widely believed that the C.V.C. will reject the Rams’ proposal, leading to arbitration this summer.