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Will Rams Leave St. Louis? 'Take A Deep Breath,' Official Says
If there’s a clock ticking on the Rams’ fate in St. Louis, there is lots of time left — at least two years’ worth.
“To be honest, everybody ought to take a deep breath,” said Mike Jones, chief policy adviser to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. “The reality is nothing really happens before the 2015 season.”
Their 30-year lease at the Edward Jones Dome will now likely turn into a year-to-year contract — but only after two more football seasons.
Officials with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which runs the Dome, say there is no clause that allows the team to buy its way out. The CVC’s attorney, Greg Smith, said he would sue to block the Rams from leaving early.
“The Rams are obligated to play all of their home games at the Edward Jones Dome through March 15, 2015,” Smith said. “Remedies set out under the lease would include injunctive relief.”
What does that mean?
“It means a judge,” he said, “could tell them they can’t move.”
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