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Rams’ dome renovation plans will become public

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The Rams recently submitted their plan to renovate Edward Jones Dome to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission as the two sides try to figure out a plan to upgrade the stadium and keep the Rams in St. Louis.

When the Rams submitted the plans, they chose not to make them public and the CVC has fought to keep those documents secret. They’ve lost that fight. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday that the documents would be made public next Monday unless a judge orders that they remain under wraps. Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which has been fighting to get access to the documents, the CVC has no plans to fight the state’s decision at the moment.

The CVC has until June 1st to accept or reject the Rams’ proposal. If the Rams and the CVC can’t agree on a renovation plan that makes the dome a “first-tier” stadium by June 15th, the dispute would go to arbitration. If there’s no agreement through that process, the Rams would be on a year-to-year lease after the 2014 season.

If that happens, talk of relocation would almost certainly pick up in intensity.