ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - The St. Louis Rams have made their Edward Jones Dome proposal public. The Missouri Attorney General released the document Monday morning. Read the Full Document Here.
The Rams originally tried to keep the plan a secret. But media outlets, including FOX 2, argued under the Sunshine Law that the Rams' plan should be public because taxpayer money was used to build the Dome.
According to the documents, the Rams proposed several changes to bring the stadium up to Tier 1 NFL standings including a retractable panel on the ceiling and gutting the interior of the dome and putting in new seating.
Back in February, the Convention and Visitors Commission put forth a plan for $124 million worth of improvements to the Dome. It included lots of new windows, a giant new video screen, and a bridge over Broadway. But the Rams rejected that plan and then submitted their counter-proposal to the CVC two weeks ago.
A source from the CVC tells FOX 2's Charles Jaco the Rams proposed changes would cost nearly $700 million and would close the Dome for two to three years. See the Document
Now the Rams are asking for several things. Among the questions that should be answered, are the Rams asking for a retractable roof to be added to the Dome? Under the Rams lease agreement, if the Dome isn't among the top eight NFL stadiums by 2015, then the Rams can leave St. Louis.
If a deal between the Rams and the CVC isn't reached by June 15th, then the issue heads to arbitration which could take until the end of the year.