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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - The public board of the Rams' stadium has filed a lawsuit to block the former St. Louis NFL team from purchasing the property.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1SlxMdz ) reports that the authority governing the Edward Jones Dome filed the suit Thursday.

A clause in the lease allowing the Rams to go to Los Angeles gives the team the option to buy the Earth City park for only $1 after the dome's 29th anniversary in 2024.

The authority wants to sell the park, which was once appraised by the county for $19 million. But it says it can't do so if the Rams have this option.

The proceeds could be reused to refill the authority's bank accounts after efforts to plan a new stadium and keep the team in St. Louis totaled more than $16 million.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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