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St. Louis Voters Reject Tax Money To Build Major League Soccer Stadium

A proposed half-cent sales tax to help fund a professional soccer stadium was voted down in St. Louis Tuesday. Voters rejected the tax 53% to 47%. The plan was for the tax to provide approximately $60 million of the 22,000 seat stadium, which would be an estimated cost of more than $200 million.

A proposed half-cent sales tax to help fund a professional soccer stadium was voted down in St. Louis Tuesday. Voters rejected the tax 53% to 47%. The plan was for the tax to provide approximately $60 million of the 22,000 seat stadium, which would be an estimated cost of more than $200 million.

A member of the ownership group that sought a Major League Soccer franchise for the city calls the defeat of public financing "likely the final stage of our journey." St. Louis was a favorite to land a Major League Soccer expansion team for play starting in 2020 -- but only with voter approval.

Jim Kavanaugh, vice chairman of the ownership group SC STL, said in a statement Wednesday that the group wants to step back for a day or two before officially declaring the project dead, but he says it would have been an outstanding project for the future of St. Louis.

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