Plans for a new 20,000 capacity MLS stadium in the city of St Louis have been given a boost after receiving unanimous support from the city’s Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee.
With St Louis one of cities bidding for a MLS expansion, having a stadium plan finalized will aid its chances of being selected. To help that, a resolution for the privately funded US$250m stadium was passed in a vote, which will now proceed to the St Louis Board of Aldermen, the legislative body for the city.
Much like Cincinnati and Nashville, which were both awarded an MLS expansion to enter the league in 2019 and 2020 respectively, St Louis will also opt for a downtown, urban location with plans for the stadium to be located west of Union Station in the city.
Reports claim that the aldermen vote could happen as soon as November 30, however it is understood this may be delayed to raise more support among the aldermen.