Monday, June 20, 2016

Isaac Bruce Is Bringing St. Louis' Finest Rams Back to the Dome — One Last Time

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge For Rams fans, it'll be like old times at the Dome at America's Center on July 23. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/PAUL SABLEMAN
  • Photo courtesy of Flickr/Paul Sableman
  • For Rams fans, it'll be like old times at the Dome at America's Center on July 23.

The Rams will take the field one last time in St. Louis. But it won’t be the Los Angeles Rams — it will instead be Isaac Bruce’s Rams.

Bruce, the leading wide receiver legendary for his performances in the "Greatest Show on Turf" era from 1999-2001, is set to take the field one last time with Rams from throughout the decades on Saturday, July 23. Bruce and more than 40 other Rams will come together at the Dome at America’s Center (formerly the Edward Jones Dome) to toss the ball around in a flag football match.

The event, titled "Legends of the Dome," will offer fans a chance to see some of the Rams' best players in action one last time. Kurt Warner, Dick Vermeil, Torry Holt, Orlando Pace, D’Marco Farr, Mike Jones, and many more are confirmed for the game. Orlando Pace will be honored at halftime for his Hall of Fame induction.

“We have about 40 confirmations, a lot of guys from the ‘Greatest Show on Turf' era," Bruce says. “We’re going to try to reenact some of the great days we had in St. Louis. So, it will be fun down there at the Dome.”

The last hurrah at the Dome is a chance to give Rams fans the goodbye they didn’t get when the team packed up and left in January.

“We thought it was important that we got together as a group, as a team, and let the fans know how much they meant to us. How big of a part they were to us playing two Super Bowls — and just how difficult they made it for opposing teams coming in to execute their offense,” Bruce says.

The way Stan Kroenke pulled the team out of St. Louis was unfair to the fans, Bruce says.

“It was really … not a shock, but a joke. They just packed up and left,” Bruce says.

Bruce says he’s looking forward to scoring a few more touchdown in the Dome one last time.

“Just to get that opportunity one more time, and see who's in shape and who’s not in shape. And the players get an opportunity to run out into the stadium, out of the smoke, one more time,” Bruce says.

The day will include meeting and taking pictures with players, autograph signings, on-field experience, meeting players. Shirts, posters and many other items will be sold at the game. Bruce says a DVD will be sold after the game for fans who want to rewatch the event.

Tickets range from $15-20. The premium $100 tickets are currently sold out. All seating is assigned. The event starts at 11 a.m. and the game itself kicks off at 2 pm. Check out the full schedule here.

All proceeds will be donated to the Isaac Bruce Foundation, a charity that Bruce created to help St. Louis children get education on healthy lifestyles and the importance of doing well in school.

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