Stan Kroenke was perhaps so preoccupied with trying to buy another sports team
that he neglected to read all the fine print on the St. Louis Rams paperwork. It was recently announced that the Rams would play one home game per season in London for the next three seasons, because Stan wants to show off his newest toy in front of one of his older toys
The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission feels compelled to point out that legally, that may not be possible.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the CVC drops the hammer in a very civic-boostery yet pointed manner -- no wonder we put them in charge of promoting St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS -- January 27, 2012 -- Having the Rams play a game in London will elevate an awareness of St. Louis on the global stage, much as the Saint Louis Symphony's upcoming tour will do.
That said, our lease with the Rams requires that the Rams play all their home games in the Edward Jones Dome. We immediately brought this to the Rams' attention and are awaiting their reply.
The solution here is obvious: Stan should fly everyone in London to St. Louis for those home games. That way the Rams' long-suffering season ticket holders don't lose a game they're paying for, London's NFL fans can still see the game and St. Louis gets an influx of tourists one weekend a year for the next three years.