ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pro football may have a firm foothold as America's game, but in baseball-mad St. Louis, the NFL is decidedly second fiddle.
Look no further than Monday night. The St. Louis Cardinals can anticipate a red army at Busch Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series.
Eight blocks away at the antiseptic Edward Jones Dome, the Monday Night Football matchup between the struggling St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will likely feature a backdrop of thousands of empty seats.
The team's dome lease expires next year and the stadium authority has rejected a $700 million upgrade sought by the Rams.
Fans are girded for the possibility of a second NFL exodus in 30 years. The football St. Louis Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1987.