St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Rams announced on Monday that the club will not play home games in London in 2013 and 2014 to focus on the Edward Jones Dome First Tier Process with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
The Rams will play the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at London's historic Wembley Stadium as previously announced.
"We are looking forward to playing in London this season as the NFL's international series offers a unique opportunity to grow the American football audience, expand the Rams' brand to international fans and enhance St. Louis on the global stage," said Kevin Demoff, Rams executive vice president and chief operating officer. "However, moving forward, we believe our attention needs to be on the ongoing First Tier process. We have worked closely with the NFL in coming to this decision and remain key supporters of the international series and its' objectives."
The "First Tier Process" is a part of the Rams' lease. The Rams and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission have to make the Edward Jones Dome a "First Tier" stadium or the team can leave the lease after 2014.