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“Venue is horrible..show is good...”
Review of Edward Jones Dome

Edward Jones Dome
Ranked #60 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: Catch a RAMS football game at St. Louis' premier sports stadium.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

From the perspective of our six year old son, this event was awesome. From the perspective of us adults, the Edwards Jones Dome is a bit disappointing. It is showing it's age in the area of technology. There are only two jumbo-tron type TV's on each end of the arena making it hard to see anything on them if you were in the middle of the stadium. The overall sound system and the weak electronic signs just scream 1990 old school stadium technology. And the bathrooms are pitiful, with not nearly enough stalls in the men's rooms for all the parents with kids who had to poop. As for the Monster Jam show itself...not bad. Seemed to be a bit badly organized though. Plus the tiny little R/C cars and the confusing ATV racing they had to fill gaps was boring and frankly lame. Could have totally done without them. After the event was over, the downtown area was a mess. Didn't see a single cop helping with traffic or any sort of attempt to help people get out of the area. It was chaos. Cars were almost running over pedestrians, several fights almost broke out, saw one guy kick the side of a car, a truck do a burnout in traffic with people all around, and crazy stuff like that. Again, didn't see a single cop or traffic control attempt. People were getting angry and road rage was evident all over! So as for the venue and St. Louis, very disappointed with how it was handled. The show itself was good. Or according to out six year old, it was AWESOME

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

haven't been to the dome since the COGIC was in town. don't pay to see the ram's anymore, since i bought a 72 inch big screen.

Thank M R
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife and I made our annual trip to St. Louis to see an improved Rams team play the NY Jets. Unfortunately, the Rams lost this game though we did get to see Tim Tebow on a few plays. Since this game was in November, we were prepared with warm clothings and coats.

GETTING TICKETS: Do not get tickets for a game immediately after the schedule for the season is released from a ticket broker or eBay, StubHub, etc. You will pay through the nose. Wait until later in the summer to get tickets through a broker. If you have trouble with vertigo, do not purchase tickets in the 400s. If you have trouble climbing stairs or have asthma, buying tickets in the 400s with double-letter row designations (Example: Row UU) are probably not good for you to purchase. There is seating for persons confined to wheelchairs - you should contact the Rams ticket office for more information.

PARKING: Parking at the parking garage for the Gateway Arch is $10. If you are drinking and driving, do not park here as the National Park Service Rangers will arrest you. This parking is ideal for parking and not tailgating. To the north of the Dome is a parking lot that is great for tailgating - the cost is $20. For comparison, parking at the Linc in Philly is $25; $35 in KC at Arrowhead. The North lot is great for walking around and seeing the various pregame tailgating and cool vehicles painted in Rams colors. If you see "RamMan" or "KingRam", stop and say hello to them and pose for a picture. They are two of the Rambassadors and they are great Rams fans to meet. Both of them are honored to pose for pictures with members of the military, but enjoy taking a picture with all. Across the street, east of the Dome, is Baer Park. There is usually a live band and a variety of games, activities, and vendors.

BEFORE THE GAME: You will be searched when you enter the Dome. Have your ticket ready to be scanned. You can enter the Dome 90 minutes before game time. Entering early will enable you to see the players during warm-ups. A game program is $5. Unfortunately, the Rams publish a program to cover two home games. You have a choice of escalators or stairs, with elevators available for those who are ambulation-challenged. As far as merchandise, you can normally find items cheaper on eBay. One rare occassion, I found a booth in the concourse that had Rams shirts marked down considerably. Most of the concessions are high in price, but comparable to other NFL venues. This is a good time to walk around the concourse and see the different banners that commemorate highlights of the Rams since they moved to St. Louis. When you go to your seats, look to the roof and see the banners displayed that commemorate division, conference, and world championships. See the banners that commemorate the retirement of Rams greats - Faulk, Bruce and Deacon Jones. Look around the stadium to see Rams and Cardinals in the Ring of Honor. The National anthem is normally sung by a local that does a great job. They do not add syllables and they actually know the words (unlike Rosaane Barr). If it is a game against the Chiefs, you will hear "and the home of the "CHIEFS!"", so don't be surprised.

DURING THE GAME: When visiting in St. Louis, you will be more passionate about the Rams than many of the locals. The closer you are to the field, the more true that statement rings. When you are within 10 rows of the field, there are people that you will think have been glued into the chair. Those people would not have stood up and made noise during the last play of Super Bowl 34 when Mike Jones made "The Tackle". Others will stand with some prompting. DO make noise when the Rams are on defense, but do know that cowbells, air horns, and other noisemaking devices are prohibited. Most of the locals are low-key, not because they do not support the Rams, but because it seems to be the disposition of folks in St. Louis, as a group. As an opposing fan, you will not experience a bunch of hassle as you will in other NFL venues. The only fans I ever saw get any hassle were a couple of Eagles fans that I think were from Arkansas - thinking they were rocking a Philly attitude. I go to Philly each year - many of the people there are nice, as well. During the game, when the Rams make a first down, the announcer will say "That is another Rams' - and the crowd replies "FIRST DOWN!" with the accompanying arm gesture. One thing that aggravtes me is when we are losing, someone decides to launch "dance cam". If we are losing, I am not in the mood to dance or smile. I want the Rams to be winning - catch me then and I'll dance my butt off (however unsighlt that will be). If you are drinking alcoholic beverages, your opportunity to purchase such drinks ends at the end of the third quarter. There are mixed drinks available from a few vendors, and beer available at the concession stands. The concession stands that are "hard-walled" have general items, such as hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, candy, plain nachos, soda pop, etc. Some of the better items are available from the vendors that are on the outer perimeter of the concourse. Some of the things available include Philly cheesesteak (recommend), bratwurst (recommend), pizza (meh), etc.

AFTER THE GAME: There will be a walkway blockades off on the SE corner of the Dome, leading to the Drury Inn. This is where the Rams players will exit after the game. This is the place to ask for autographs from Rams players. For opposing fans, the opponent’s buses load and unload on the north end of the Dome. I have seen opposing fans waiting near the buses, but I do not know how successful they are with obtaining autographs. Rams fans tailgate again after the game. If you are not tailgating, head down to Leclede's landing as there are several places to eat and get liquid refreshments. If you want to do some sightseeing, the Gateway Arch, Citygarden, the Misisisippi River, and other attractions are within walking distance.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

For the first time, I decided to buy season tickets for the Rams. I wanted to support my city... The seats are cool and priced fairly. I dont like the parking lot prices but seem to find a street spot near entrance D...

Thank MISSK2780
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

If you want to see some god entertainment such as Football then this is the place to be. Don't get the nose bleed seats because your nose will surely bleed.

Thank Nikki B
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