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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- After a slow-down that lasted years, the convention business in St. Louis is booming again.

But the uncertainty of the Rams and their lease with the dome could hurt convention business in the future.

The Rams lease becomes year-to-year starting in 2015.

But the CVC still has to book space as if the Rams will be at the dome through the end of the long-term lease in 2025 and that costs the city convention business.

A new stadium for the Rams would also be a big plus for more conventions at the dome.