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Monday, May 14, 2012

Rams Dome Proposal: Pop-Top Stadium, Glass Wall and No Price Tag

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

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Attorney General Chris Koster released the St. Louis Rams' proposal for bringing the Edward Jones Dome into the "first tier" of NFL stadiums. It's a 39-page document that gets into the nitty-gritty of electrical wiring, media toilets and an innovative roof design that reminds me of the sunroof on the '80s-era Ford Mustangs. There's also a glass curtain wall planned for the entire southeastern side of the building. As you can see from the artist's rendering, the Rams way of doing things would completely transform the Dome as we know it.

More images after the jump.

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This is a view of the proposed glass curtain wall. That would definitely improve the interior lighting, don't you think?

According to the plan, "the upper bowl North, West and South seating will be retained. The balance of the upper and lower seating bowls will be replaced." The first 14 rows of seats in the new Ed Jones will incorporate a powered telescopic seating system, "comparable in quality to the telescopic seating system at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis." I don't know what telescopic powered seating is, but it sounds spendy.

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