How Much is the NFL Worth to Small Market Cities?

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The image above ran in the Wall Street Journal story, St. Louis's Dome Dilemma: Taxpayers Face a Big Bill for Upgrades Needed to Keep NFL's Rams in Town. The St. Louis Convention and Visitor's Commission presented their plan to provide $60M in funding to upgrade the stadium to the Rams February 1, 2012. The Rams must respond by March 1, 2012 and will either accept the CVC's proposal or offer their own. Check back here Thursday for more on the next step in the effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis.