How the MLS stadium vote failed — MAP

How the MLS stadium vote failed — MAP

How the MLS stadium vote failed — MAP

The stadium plan lost by 3,000 votes, 47 to 53 percent.

The measure would have provided $60 million dollars to pay for the proposed 22,000 seat stadium.

St. Louis is one of 12 cities under consideration for the next round of MLS expansion, which will see two new teams added to the league, with another pair to follow, bringing the eventual total up to 28.

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Still, as explained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, this likely means that St. Louis won't be getting an MLS expansion franchise.

The funding plan needed both Proposition 1 and 2 to pass a simple majority on April 4.

The no vote marks the second straight stadium vote to fail after being put before the public, following the unsuccessful attempt of the NFL's San Diego Chargers to get a new stadium approved in San Diego.

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SC STL chairman Paul Edgerly said people "worked hard" and that the group was "disappointed for St. Louis".

Voters also will decide whether to devote business tax proceeds to funding a Major League Soccer stadium downtown and whether to consolidate city services to free up money for police body cameras. "In light of the mayor's announcement yesterday of a special election in November of this year, we are requesting that the City Council place our proposal on the same ballot and allow the citizens of San Diego - who own the Qualcomm Stadium property - to have the final say on what will become of this special site".

And although he supports the idea of bringing the MLS to St. Louis, the governor said the money for a soccer stadium should come from the private sector.

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With the St. Louis stadium vote now a failure, MLS is likely to look at other Midwestern opportunities, including Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

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