St. Louis nixed a plan Tuesday that would have provided public funding to build a soccer stadium for an MLS expansion team.
The plan would have provided $60 million in funding from a business-use tax. The measure was defeated by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin, the Associated Press reported.
MLS executives have been very interested in bringing a team to St. Louis, but only if the public would have funded the stadium. The league is expected to introduce two more teams this fall, which would kickoff by 2020.