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Ways and Means Committee passes amended proposal of MLS stadium in 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 (KMOV.com) – The plan to have professional soccer in St. Louis lives again. 

After initially voting against a proposal to build a major league soccer stadium in St. Louis, the Board of Aldermen’s Ways and Means Committee have passed an amended proposal of the stadium bill by a vote of 5-4. 

The committee originally voted 6-2 against using $60 million of public money for the proposed stadium during Thursday morning’s meeting.

However, after a break, an amended proposal was brought up, one in which TIF revenue and a 2.5 ticket tax were included. Some aldermen said that could raise around $20 million-$25 million in revenue, saying revenue generated from the stadium would help pay for it.

The changes caused several aldermen to change their vote.

Major League Soccer previously sent a letter to the chairman of SC STL, the group behind bringing a team to the area, stating that an All Star game would be played at the new stadium within five years of the team’s inaugural season.

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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