St. Louis soccer stadium to be on city’s April ballot

Aerial view of the proposed SC STL stadium. Photo via HOK

The fate of a proposed downtown soccer stadium will now be decided by St. Louis city voters after a judge on Thursday approved of the measure being put on the city’s April 4 Election ballot, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk.

The judge’s approval comes two weeks after the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ways and Means Committee passed the proposed financing plan, which asks for $60 million from the city of St. Louis.

The full Board of Aldermen passed the stadium financing proposal last Friday.

The stadium financing is set up so that the soccer stadium will only be funded if voters first approve a half-cent sales tax increase that would go toward creating a north-south MetroLink line in the city.

If that tax increase is approved by voters, it would enact an increase in the city’s business tax that, if approved by voters in a separate ballot proposition, would go towards the soccer stadium.