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ST. LOUIS AWAITS RAMS MOVE BEFORE ISSUING DOME NAMING RIGHTS

     St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) President
Bob Bedell said that the commission will wait for a decision by
the Rams about moving to St. Louis before they award a
corporation with naming rights to the new dome.  It is currently
unknown which party would receive any stadium naming rights money
-- CVC, FANS Inc. or the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports
Complex Authority, which owns and is constructing the building.
Bedell argues that any future naming rights revenues should help
meet the CVC's operating expenses:  "CVC has more at stake
financially than anybody else."  But FANS -- the non-profit group
attempting to lure the Rams to St. Louis -- maintains they need
the money to meet the Rams' wish list items of between $60-90M
(ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 10/27).
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