Rams banners taken down inside Edward Jones Dome (pics)
It’s only been about 48 hours since it was announced that Stan Kroenke and company would be pulling up stakes and moving the Rams franchise to Los Angeles.
Given the shocking nature of the sudden-but-arguably-expected development, the St. Louis Conventions and Visitors Commission — the outfit that runs the Edward Jones Dome — decided to act quickly to help move on from the loss of the city’s NFL team by down any and all Rams-related regalia inside the team’s former home.
ESPN’s Nick Wagoner reports that the CVC invited journalists, photographers and the like to document the symbolic act by taking pictures and recording video.
SHE'S BEING LOWERED DOWN……………. pic.twitter.com/gqpNKVRBcw
— WILLIAM GREENBLATT (@BILLGREENBLATT) January 14, 2016
Banners removed from rafters of Edward Jones Dome. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI #rams #RamsToLA @BILLGREENBLATT pic.twitter.com/uN5IZkva9I
— Ryan Dean (@RyanDeanKSDK) January 14, 2016
It obviously will take years — if not decades (ask a resident of any other city who has lost a pro sports franchise) — for sports fans in St. Louis to recover from the loss of the Rams. But moving on of course is necessary, and removing any indication that the Rams occupied the domed stadium for more than 20 years is a step in the right direction.
But that doesn’t mean fans in region won’t continue to voice their collective, vitriolic antipathy for Kroenke, the man who forever will be known as the person who stole the NFL from St. Louis.
(top image via Rams Report/Twitter)