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Published January 14, 2013
OVER-ARCHING ISSUES: In St, Louis, David Hunn in a front-page piece noted the Rams and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission have been at a “stalemate for months over renovations required by the team’s 30-year lease.” Three arbitrators today will “begin to hammer out answers.” They will “choose between three alternatives: the CVC’s renovation proposal, valued at least at $124 million; the Rams’ much pricier option; or a plan the arbitrators create themselves.” If CVC leaders “find the end result too expensive, they could let the Rams’ lease go year-to-year beginning in 2015.” If the Rams “find the renovations too minimal, they could buy their way out,” which “opens the doors for new ideas, new places -- and a new stadium.” A top Rams exec indicated that, while the team “wants to stay in the region, it isn’t set on the Dome.” Hunn noted Rams execs “won’t talk about their intentions,” but a few things “are clear.” Rams Owner Stan Kroenke “generally likes owning his teams’ stadiums.” Additionally, the renovations he is requesting for the Dome “approach the cost of a new stadium.” The renovations also “wouldn’t solve one of the team’s thorniest problems: the Rams don’t own any of the surrounding parking lots” (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 1/13).