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Greitens stands firm: No state funding for stadium project

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A rendering of the proposed MLS stadium that would be built near Union Station. Credit: MLS A rendering of the proposed MLS stadium that would be built near Union Station. Credit: MLS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is standing firm that he will not support state funding for stadiums, including the proposed $200 million soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Greitens, speaking Monday, said he has "completely ruled out" state funding for stadiums, making it unlikely that a request for $40 million in tax credits for the soccer stadium project will be granted.

The investor group SC STL is seeking up to $80 million in city funding in addition to state tax credits in hopes of building a stadium that will attract a Major League Soccer expansion team. A spokesman for SC STL did not immediately respond to an interview request.

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