It has been discussed here before that the Rams, and more specifically head coach Steve Spagnuolo, would like to move training camp out of St. Louis and Rams Park to an outside location. The two places being mentioned have been Carbondale, IL on the campus of SIUC and Rolla, MO on the campus of Missouri Science and Tech, but it would appear that the lockout is throwing a wrench in those plans. According to a report in the Post Dispatch, time is running out for the team to come to an agreement with one of these places, and the team can’t do much until the lockout is over.
I am a fan of the team holding camp outside of St. Louis, mainly because I feel like the players and practices are more accessible when they are outside of their comfort zone. Unfortunately, it looks like the team will be back in Earth City this summer, that is of course assuming that this lockout ends in time for training camp. Rams Park is just fine, but I really would have liked to see the team try a new site.
On a different note, Bernie Miklasz did a nice piece over the weekend about the Rams/LA situation, so I suggest heading over there and checking it out if you are one of the people who is freaking out about a potential move. Bernie makes some excellent points, and