The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission rejected the Rams renovation plan, according to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s office. The Rams counteroffered $700 million to the CVC’s $124 million proposal. City officials estimate it would be impossible to book large conventions during construction.
The CVC and Rams have until June 15 to strike a deal on renovating the Dome or it will go into arbitration. The Rams’ lease of the Dome requires that it be a “first-tier” facility in 15 categories by 2015 .