Defeat of ballot measure likely ends MLS effort in St. Louis

This is a mock-up of what the new riverfront stadium with a professional soccer team

This is a mock-up of what the new riverfront stadium with a professional soccer team

The measure would have provided $60 million dollars to pay for the proposed 22,000 seat stadium.

Creators of the site, with double exclamation-point enthusiasm, encourage donations by saying: "Lets do this for our City and those who live in it!"

The Rowdies got a break as St. Louis seems like they are out of the running.

Voters also will decide whether to devote business tax proceeds to funding a Major League Soccer stadium downtown and whether to consolidate city services to free up money for police body cameras.

Prop 1 had to pass for soccer to move forward because the sales tax hike triggered the use tax increase. However, the proposed expansion was made contingent on the approval of public financing, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said at a rally in St. Louis last week.

The public voted to name the new San Diego soccer team, and the leading vote-getter should sound oddly familiar.

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St. Louis looked like a likely choice to be one of the newest expansion teams in MLS as long as a soccer-specific stadium deal could be done. The Chargers ultimately relocated to Los Angeles, joining St. Louis' former National Football League team, the Rams, in California's largest city. SC STL, the group hoping to bring an MLS team to the city, agreed to invest $95 million in the project and cover the league's $150 million expansion fee.

St. Pete is holding a referendum May 2 to ask voters to allow the city to negotiate with Edwards for up to a 25-year lease for Al Lang Stadium.

"It's unlikely St. Louis ever gets an MLS team now", Investor Terry Matlack told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Readers, are you surprised by this decision?

Meanwhile, Governor Eric Greitans has let it be known that he is against using any public money for the stadium.

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