MLS Expansion: St. Louis Votes Down Stadium Plan

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.

 

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