St. Louis

Saint Louis

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Saint Louis, Missouri

TV Market: Nielsen DMA #21*
Team: Saint Louis FC – USL
Venue: A proposed $200M 20,000 seat stadium relying partially on public funds to be built near historic Union Station
Money: The SC STL investment group led by Paul Edgerley (Bain Capitol) and Jim Kavanaugh (Worldwide Technology / Saint Louis FC)
Summary: St. Louis’ embattled stadium proposal has been stuck in government red tape for several weeks. Despite the challenges, the SC STL ownership group submitted its MLS application on January 31st. The proposal passed the full board of Alderman in early February and is on its way to an April ballot for the St. Louis public to approve.
Recent News & Resources: 

  • 11/18 – St. Louis stadium proposal is revealed. [Fox 2]
  • 12/19 – Missouri’s governor elect Greitens is critical of the stadium proposal calling the public funding requested “welfare for millionaires.” [SI]
  • 12/23 – Saint Louis MLS Expansion Profile – Brian Straus [SI]
  • 1/5 – Counterpoint to “welfare for millionaires” [St. Louis Today]
  • 1/10 – Saint Louis Stadium public funding bill is thought to be dead [St. Louis Today]
  • 1/18 – Revived stadium bill calls for less tax money but more state-granted land. The decision on whether to put on April ballot has been postponed. [KSDK]
  • 1/26 – It took two votes, but the stadium proposal passed the Aldermanic Ways and Means committee 5-4 and progresses to a decision by the full board of Alderman. [St. Louis Today
  • 1/31 – The SC STL ownership group submits their MLS application on January 31st. [St. Louis Today
  • 2/3 – The stadium proposal passes the full board of Alderman and will go onto an April ballot as long as a circuit judge approves. [Herald Whig]
  • 2/4 – St. Louis voters may not support the stadium proposal on the April ballot. The article cites a January survey whose results suggest voters are opposed to the use of public funds to help build a stadium. [Soccer America]