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St. Louis Rams Give Up Home Game To Play In London In 2016 (UPDATED)

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The Rams will take on an NFC East foe in Week 7 next year in Twickenham.

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The St. Louis Rams are sacrificing a Week 7 home game to head to Twickenham Stadium in London, England, to play whichever NFC East team ends up in the same place in their division in 2016:

It will be the first NFL game ever played at Twickenham, the primary home of England's National Rugby Team.

Of course as with all things Rams beyond 2015, the speculation always touches on a potential move to Los Angeles. Reactions immediately suggested that this would fit both (a) the franchises lack of interest in keeping home games in St. Louis as well as (b) the supposed lack of interest in playing in a temporary venue in Los Angeles were the team to relocate following the conclusion of the 2015 season.

In any case, the Rams will be part of NFL history in Week 7 of the 2016 NFL season.

(UPDATED at 12:25 pm ET)

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) is still committing to the year-to-year conditions that state the Rams would have to play all eight home games in St. Louis:

We recently became aware that the NFL has selected the Rams to play in London during the 2016 football season, and have designated them the ‘home’ team. The Rams are on a year-to year lease and have until Jan. 28, 2016 to inform us if they will play the 2016 season at the Edward Jones Dome. We have had no formal discussions with the Rams about their 2016 intentions or a London game in 2016, but if they do play in the Dome in 2016, the terms of the lease remain in effect and provides that all Rams NFL home games (other than preseason) will be played at the Facilities.

The St. Louis Stadium Task Force doesn't seem to worried about it...if they could just get the Rams to the negotiating table: