St. Louis voters AGAIN say no to public funds for sports stadium construction

Photo: Anthony Moretti

Whatever is in the water in St. Louis, the voters are drinking it.

Perhaps they can export it elsewhere.

As the Associated Press reports, a professional soccer team almost certainly won’t be calling St. Louis home because

City voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot measure that would have allocated $60 million from a tax increase on businesses toward the construction of a 22,000-seat soccer stadium in the hopes of luring a Major League Soccer expansion team.

The next sentence in the story also is worth noting. It states

In January 2016, the NFL rejected plans for a $1 billion football stadium along the Mississippi River, and league owners approved the move of the Rams to Los Angeles.

Good job, St. Louisians (is that what they’re called?). You’ve again reminded the public that in some cities, civic pride means putting schools, libraries and more ahead of millionaire sports owners and groups.

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