Ruling in Favor of St. Louis Rams Increases Speculation of New Stadium in Maryland Heights
Federal arbitrators ruled in favor of the St. Louis Rams' proposal to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome. But with the St. Louis CVC expected to reject that plan, the reality of the Rams playing in Maryland Heights is getting more consideration.
With federal arbitrators ruling in favor of the St. Louis Rams' renovation plan for the Edward Jones Dome, focus has already started to shift to the possibility of a new stadium, the St. Louis Post-Disatch reports.
Where would that new stadium go? One plan is calling for it to be built in a large area of farmland in Maryland Heights along Highway 141 near Interstate 70.
Increasing speculation that the Rams could move to somewhere other than the City of St. Louis is a report from ESPN, which says an attorney for the agency that runs the home of the St. Louis Rams says it is unlikely it will implement the team's plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome.
According to that report, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has 30 days from the date of the ruling on Feb. 1 to decide if it will try to implement the Rams' plan, though attorney Greg Smith said Monday that step was "unlikely." Smith did not offer a timetable on the CVC decision.