Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/6/13
The St. Louis Rams' request to the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission for money to complete some needed renovations to the Edward Jones Dome was rejected, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Apparently $700 million was too much to ask for. A clause in the team's contract witht he city says that they must provide the Rams with a 'first-tier' stadium in the top eight of 32 NFL teams, by 2005, and again in 2015. Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, sent a letter to the Rams to say the agency is “not in a position” to pay for a $700 million renovation. Among the renovations requested was a sliding roof, reconfigured seating and two end-zone "party platforms." An agreement still looks to get done, as the CVC is willing to negotiate the cost as they claim it's just a matter of simply not having the money right now. “Basically, what we’re saying is we’re not going to be bound by that arbitration,” regional chairman Jim Shrewsbury said Friday. “It is not going to force us to upgrade the stadium.” “We simply don’t have the money to do it.”
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