Rams' stadium getting $30 million facelift

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams' stadium is getting a bit of a facelift for next season.

The city's Convention and Visitors Commission has announced $30 million in upgrades at the Edward Jones Dome required by the team's lease agreement. The downtown facility opened in 1995, and terms of the lease require St. Louis to keep it in the top quarter of the NFL.

The work is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2009 season.

Rams executive vice president Bob Wallace says the upgrades will "deliver a dramatically different entertainment experience."

The host of improvements include new scoreboards and video boards. Also included is the creation of a public space on the north end of the concourse level to allow viewing access of the field.

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