I haven’t talked much about the back and forth between the CVC and the Rams regarding upgrading the Edward Jones Dome recently because the details submitted by the team to the CVC have been under wraps. That is, at least, until Wednesday night. Fox 2 news in St. Louis is reporting that the biggest feature of the Rams’ counter-proposal is that they want to tear out the current roof on the dome and replace it with a retractable roof. We will find out all of the details of the proposal on Monday, but the Rams didn’t include any cost projections in the proposal so we don’t know what this would cost.
I think a retractable roof is a great idea. I’ve been saying for years that the football experience in St. Louis would be far better if we could open up the roof and let some of the elements in. I’m not claiming to know what something like this would cost, but it seems impossible to me that this could actually be a possibility. There is no way the CVC is going to accept this proposal, which means the two sides will go to arbitration on June 15. I guess what I’m saying is, this idea is good in theory, but this thing is far from over and this proposal doesn’t look like it got us any closer.
We are going to find out the rest of the details next week, so there’s no use jumping to conclusions or anything just yet. At least we know something, which is more than we have been able to say for the last several days. We are going to hear plenty more about this situation in the coming weeks and months, so buckle up. It’s going to be a long ride.