ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Arbitrators have chosen the St. Louis Ram’s plan for the Edward Jones Dome improvements. The Rams’ proposal involves an enlargement and total re-build of the current dome. The estimated price tag is around $700 million dollars.
The Rams lease says the team would then be free to leave St. Louis in January of 2015 if the city rejects this plan. There is speculation that the hearing might be a springboard for discussions about the Rams building a new stadium elsewhere in the immediate area.
City and county leaders say it will be put to a public vote before any extra tax dollars are earmarked for any project.
The Rams lease says the dome has to be among the top eight facilities in the NFL or the Rams are free to re-locate. In a previous statement the Rams management said they look forward to being in St. Louis for the next few decades.