The CVC Votes to Kill the Suspense, Enter Arbitration Immediately

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And thus ends the swiftest-moving portion of the Edward Jones Dome saga. The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission reportedly voted in a teleconference this morning to file for arbitration today, rather than making everyone wait until the deadline, which was tomorrow.

Today's development seems to have been inevitable really. We've seen the plans, and we've seen the plans rejected. When it was clear the gulf between the two sides' proposals was $576 million, no agreement or middle road seemed likely. Arbitration by a third party is the only way this thing is going to get settled.

And that could take a while. The team's lease stipulates that "a reasonable effort" must be made to complete the arbitration process by December 31, 2012. A solution that's amenable to both sides is desired by that date, but not absolutely necessary for resolution. The CVC has 60 days after that time to agree with whatever renovation plan is endorsed by the arbitrator  -- which could be the Rams' plan, the CVC's plan or a third plan developed during arbitration --  or do nothing. If they do nothing, the Rams can terminate the lease at the end of the 2014 season, presumably to go play in greener pastures.

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KKhan@Shegog
KKhan@Shegog

St. Louis CVC, dont be the reason of the Ram Ownership deciding to leave the city and the state because you are making them feel unwanted in the city. It is there home, so let them upgrade it the way the want to. CVC stay focused on already deteriating tourism sites in the city like Arch Grounds, Washington Street, Wellston Loop, and Dred Scott Home. The Rams are fine, allow them to make their own decisions with little CVC advice.

Juden_Goat
Juden_Goat

 Where should we all meet so we can settle this?

The Right at Night
The Right at Night

Then get the hell out from behind your computer screen and make him, big mouth!  We all know you won't--it's gonna mean revealing who you REALLY are, and you wouldn't want that now, would you?  *pointing finger in your face and laughing at you*

Juden_Goat
Juden_Goat

IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO DEFEND THE JUDEN. MOVE ON TO SUCKING YOUR BLACK BOYFRIEND'S COCK.

Ghosts of WGNU
Ghosts of WGNU

Again RFT editors, I ask - PLEASE do something about these trolls/Internet Tough Guys (TM) with no lives from commenting on these stories. This Frank Weltner/Earl Holt/Gordon Baum wannabe (under so many different names) is making you the laughingstock you rightly slammed the Post for under their old comment system. Even Ed Golterman makes more sense than these get-a-lifers!

Juden_Goat
Juden_Goat

Communism and Redistribution of Wealth are games the jews are incredibly good at. Soon White working class people will be parted from their incomes and it redistributed to a tiny handful of jews that will prosper from this communist debacle of funding sports stadiums without the public owning or profiting from them.

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