If the pending lawsuit over the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles doesn’t go St. Louis’ way, local leaders could be stuck with what to do with the Dome at America’s Center, the team’s former downtown home.
The St. Louis Regional Convention Sports Complex Authority owns the 67,000-seat facility and in less than three years will stop receiving tax money meant to maintain it, as spelled out in a more than 30-year-old plan crafted by Missouri lawmakers.
KSDK TV in St. Louis says The Authority has limited funds because it spent $18 million on a failed effort to retain the Rams, who left for Los Angeles in 2016, by developing plans for a Mississippi riverfront stadium.
The Dome requires millions of dollars in annual maintenance, with a costly roof replacement coming up.
The Authority along with the city and county sued the Rams and the NFL in 2017.