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New St. Louis stadium plan calls for state land contribution

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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. Eric Greitens has made it clear he's opposed to state funding for stadiums, yet a revised proposal for a $200 million soccer stadium in St. Louis calls for the state to contribute land that's potentially worth millions of dollars.

An aldermanic committee delayed a vote Thursday to advance a measure putting the proposal, which also requires city voters to approve $60 million in funding, on the April ballot.

The stadium is a key component to luring an MLS team. The project was endangered after the Republican governor strongly opposed an investor group's request for $40 million in state tax credits.

A revised plan calls for the state to contribute the majority of land for the 24-acre project. A Greitens spokesman says the governor "remains opposed to state funding" but didn't elaborate.

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