Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The St. Louis Rams playing their home games in Maryland Heights would clearly mean arbitrators decided on their own plan. That scenario, however, remains unlikely.
A recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch report dissected the St. Louis Rams' options when it came to the team's playing facility as the organization neared an arbitration process that will determine the team's fate. Among three potential areas to build a new stadium? Farmland in Maryland Heights in the vacinity of the Page Avenue extension. From the report: The three sites have long been discussed as possible homes for a new stadium — maybe even one for the Rams. The team and the public agency that runs the Dome, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, have been at a stalemate for months over renovations required by the team’s 30-year lease. Monday, three arbitrators will begin to hammer out answers. They will choose between three …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The NFL team's staff worked with The Mission Continues to beautify the St. Louis County park in Maryland Heights park last week.
While the players were busy game-planning for their Sunday matchup against the Miami Dolphins, employees of the St. Louis Rams were at work in Maryland Heights, making a difference at Creve Coeur Park. Team employees worked with "The Mission Continues" and the Audobon Society to plant trees and shrubbery at the park October 12. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a Parkway North High School graduate. The organization is devoted to putting a returning veteran's skills to use by serve their communities at home.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Vikings and Seckman High School will work together in several settings besides their gridiron matchup next month.
In two weeks, The Parkway North Vikings Will travel to Jefferson County to face the Seckman Jaguars on the football field. The teams will see eachother through helmets October 12. But this week they were able to meet as young men. The two teams were selected to work with the St. Louis Rams in a project meant to promote acceptance, sportsmanship on the field, and preparing for life off of it. Check Out Our Facebook Gallery From The Event “We feel like we are in a unique position to use the game of football to first establish some commonalities among the teams and then we can build from there and tackle the differences,” said Molly Higgins, vice president of corporate communications/civic affairs, St. Louis Rams in a press release …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Pattonville High School graduate now a cheerleaders with the St. Louis Rams.
The St. Louis Rams made their 2012 home debut Sunday against the Washington on Sunday, in thrilling fashion, with a 31-28 win over the Redskins. Also making their home debut were the 2012 St. Louis Rams cheerleaders, featuring a pair of women with ties to schools in Maryland Heights Patch territory. The team does not release last names, but the Rams tell us one of the squad's rookies is Sarah, a 2007 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate. Back again in 2012 is Holly, a 2007 Pattonville High School graduate. The pair, along with the rest of the team's cheerleaders, are featured in the squad's 2012-2013 swimsuit calendar, which was released Friday. All proceeds from a downtown launch event held Friday night will go to the Siteman Cancer …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The St. Louis Rams have outlined a renovation plan for the Edward Jones Dome that is estimated to cost $700 million.
The Rams want us to buy them a new house. Just fixing up its current home—the Edward Jones Dome—won't do. Instead, the St. Louis football franchise expects an extreme makeover, to the tune of $700 million, as it is estimated by a company hired by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) to analyze the team's counter proposal to a the CVC's own plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome with a $124 million facelift. If someone doesn't cough up the $700 mil to redo the Dome, it is feared the team will take its football and go home to Los Angeles, where it came from before it was the St. Louis franchise. All of this wrangling was set in motion in 1995 when the team negotiated a 30-year lease with the CVC. It was stipulated that the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The team has the sixth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The St. Louis Rams already have made one of the biggest draft-related moves of the offseason, trading the second overall selection in this year's draft to the Washington Redskins, who are widely expected to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III after the Indianapolis Colts pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Round 1 will be held Thursday evening, rounds 2-3 on Friday night and the remainder of the draft will take place Saturday. The Rams are holding an official draft night party Thursday at Dave & Busters in Maryland Heights, featuring appearances by players and cheerleaders and the team's Mascot, Rampage. At the moment, the Rams have the sixth pick, and have needs at a variety of positions, including wide receiver, cornerback, …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Discussion at the Maryland Heights-based Spazio focused on community involvement for better visibility during tough economic times.
Bob Reif, Chief Marketing Officer for the St. Louis Rams was dispensing advice to an audience of Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce members Thursday about marketing during tough times. While business owners large and small are still struggling to find an economic recovery Reif had hopeful news for the audience and football fans everywhere. He soon could have an active product ready to market. Reif arrived about an hour late for the Chamber's monthly membership luncheon because he was in touch with team owner Stan Kroenke and executive vice president of football operations, Kevin Demoff, who are both at the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta, about the potential end of the labor lockout. ESPN is among the outlets reporting that players are…
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Rams employees give their time to raise money for children in need.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Extra! Extra! Read all about it: St. Louis Rams distribute newspapers to raise funds for children's charities. The St. Louis professional football team's employees were out early on Nov. 18 to distribute special editions of the Suburban Journals, called Old Newsboys Day. A group, including the Rams' Community Outreach Coordinator Tyler DeCost, passed out the newspapers at Westport Plaza from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. DeCost said this was part of the Ram's staff days of service — the organization's year-old initiative where staff members are expected to do one volunteer event per month, year round. John Oswald, another Rams employee passing out papers at Westport and who works in the team's operations, said the volunteers collected …