Part of Rams' dome improvement plan revealed

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Missouri attorney general Chris Koster released details to improve the Rams’ stadium, which would include a roof panel to allow more natural light.

The panel would open enough to allow natural light on game days in the Edward Jones Dome. The proposal also adds 6,000 seats to the stadium's capacity.

The Rams released the following statement on the plans, which were supposed to be kept private:

“The Rams lease with the CV (St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission) requires that on March 1, 2015, the Edward Jones Dome and specified components of the stadium rank among the First Tier of NFL stadiums. First Tier is defined as among the Top 8 NFL stadiums. In accordance with the lease, the Rams submitted on April 30th the Rams 2012 plans to bring the Edward Jones Dome up to the First Tier standard. The First Tier process and procedure is confidential under the parties’ agreements. The Rams will continue to respect those confidentiality obligations and will not comment on the Rams’ plans or the process we are following.”

According to The Associated Press, if no deal is reached to improve the dome, the Rams could break the lease and move after the 2014 season.