Revised MLS stadium plan cuts St. Louis' share by $20M

     (AP) – There’s new life for a plan to have St. Louis taxpayers help

fund a new downtown soccer stadium.

     Eight days after the public funding proposal was declared all but dead,

Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia on Wednesday requested a hearing before the city

Ways and Means Committee. The hearing is set for Thursday.

     Ingrassia says a revised proposal would ask voters to approve about $60

million in new tax revenue for the $200 million project. The earlier plan sought

$80 million from the city.

     Investor group SC STL hopes to build a stadium near Union Station to attract a

Major League Soccer expansion franchise.

     SC STL spokesman Jim Woodcock says the group appreciates Ingrassia’s decision

to move the bill to the committee and looks forward to Thursday’s meeting.


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