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Time running out to bring MLS team to St. Louis

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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, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Time is running out on organizers who hope to bring a new soccer stadium and pro team to St. Louis.

A proposal to have voters decide on using $60 million of public money for the project is stalling in a committee within the city's Board of Aldermen .

"If we can't get something worked out with the city, I don't think our group will move forward," says Dave Peacock, part of the SC STL group.

"We think it's a good deal," Peacock told News 4.

"We've structured it in a way where the risk really falls on the ownership group and not on the city."

Board of Aldermen chairman Lewis Reed tells News 4 there is still a chance for a vote before deadlines on getting it on the ballot and applying for the franchise expire.

"I believe it's going to come up this week," Reed says.

Still, many in City Hall have growing doubts about the effort, pointing to a project budget deficit in the city.

"I don't think they have the votes to get it out of committee," says Alderman Joe Vacarro.

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