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Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:05 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 9:09 pm
 
It looks like St. Louis is headed to London after all. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

A day after ticket sales had been postponed for the Rams' regular-season game in London next season against the Patriots because it might violate their Edward Jones Dome lease, the NFL announced Sunday that ticket sales will resume Monday.

"We're going to play the London games," commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday while in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl. "We hope it will be with the Rams and the New England Patriots next year. That's what we planned. ... But there are issues that obviously are going to have to get resolved. We know there are discussions going on. We hope that will get resolved shortly."

More details of the resolution via the Associated Press: the Rams have agreed to give up a home game in each of the next three seasons to play in London. That deal apparently clashed with the team's lease on the Edward Jones Dome, where the Rams play their regular home games.

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2012 5:17 pm
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

 Three posts taken down/ Why? thought I, then/ A moment's reflection and then did I ken/ Had I written what I was thinkin'/ they'd have taken mine, too/ So, I'll leave you with this thought/ as I exit stage left/ 'Tis a right mis'rable bastid/  Mrs. Goodell beget.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

The NFL is a heavily subsidized business.  Goodell or Badell or Kroenke or whoever should not screw the taxpayers of Missouri who built the dome in St Louis which is not even paid for yet.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

I've read a lot of posts focusing on the impact to fans and the teams as a result of moving a game to London.  While I agree with these posts I think there is a piece to the equation that hasn't been fully explored.  What is the economic impact to the city when the game is moved?  The hotels and restaurants surrounding the stadium have a lot to lose here as well.

I work for a global company and am thrilled by the global expansion of commerce.  That being said, we need to look at expansion to compliment the business here, not to replace it. 

If the NFL wants to expand, they need to find a way to do it outside of the games that would otherwise be hosted at a NFL city.


lucassmart
Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:47 am
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Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:46 am
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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:22 am
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

I hope the Rams and Patriots play in St. Louis, not London. Think of the loyal Rams season ticket holders who supported the team, even in some recent lean seasons. They would be in line for a nice reward, a once-every-eight-year visit by the Patriots. But, because of the NFL's obsession with London, the Rams might instead play that "home" game against New England in neutral London. It's a raw deal for Rams fans.

Ask Tampa Bay about how playing a "home" game in London worked out last year. The Bucs were 4-2, then lost in London to Chicago in what should have been a Bucs home game -- and, from there, the team completely fell apart.




Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:45 pm
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

I certainly understand that the NFL is a business and that they would like to expand their business overseas, but there is a fine line between expanding your business and alienating the people who made the entire business possible.

The NFL needs to learn that their business is in the USA and that they need to make those fans happy. 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:22 pm
 

Rams ticket sales for London game to resume

I've made this agurment many times.  Why doesn't the NFL give those cities/states that don't have NFL teams the opportunity to host a game?  Hell even a preseason game would be great, but no it's much more important to take the NFL overseas. Isn't the NFL an American game,  Why not keep it in America where we love Football, and realize that football is played with a football, not a Soccerball.

Then NFL has really got to rethink this BS about playing overseas and other places.   

  



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Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:51 pm
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