St Louis Rams London Game Given Go Ahead after Settling Dispute with CVC

February 23, 2012

The St. Louis Rams will play their scheduled “home” game in London later this year after settling a lease dispute with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVC).

The deal announced late Tuesday allows the Rams to play the New England Patriots atWembley Stadium on Oct. 28. The lease had required the team to play all home games at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

In exchange, mind the Rams agreed to increase the number of football season weekends that the dome can be booked for other uses. The team will also pay temporary employees the wages they would have earned by working the game in St. Louis.

NFL UK decided to sell tickets earlier this month confident the dispute would be resolved.

The Rams also want to play games in London in 2013 and 2014. No deal has been worked out on those games.

by Ismail Uddin