Rams may be grounded
Games in London could violate Dome lease
Saturday, January 28, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission said the Rams’ plans to play one home game in London the next three years violates the team’s stadium lease.
The CVC said in a release Friday the lease requires the team to play all its home games at the Edward Jones Dome, and was awaiting a response from the team. Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff did not respond to a telephone message from the Associated Press.
The London announcement last week came not far from a Wednesday deadline for the CVC to submit its proposal for stadium improvements required in the lease. The team can opt out of the lease after the 2014 season if the stadium is not judged among the top quarter in the NFL.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is the majority shareholder of the Arsenal soccer team in London.