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St. Louis committee passes resolution for new MLS stadium project

UPDATE: The St. Louis Board of Alderman approved the resolution supporting a plan for an MLS stadium in the city, with the proposal passing by a vote of 26 to 2 on Friday.

The St. Louis Housing, Urban Development and Zoning committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of an MLS stadium plan in the city on Wednesday.

The vote, which came after a hearing, means the plan will next go before the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, the legislative body for the city. That vote could come as soon as Friday, but a report from local outlet KMOX indicates it could be delayed to raise more support among the aldermen.

The plan is for a privately funded $250 million stadium of approximately 20,000 capacity in St. Louis, to be located west of Union Station in the city. 

St. Louis is one of the cities vying for MLS expansion in the current round. Thus far, Nashville and Cincinnati have been successful in their bids, with FC Cincinnati entering the league in 2019 and Nashville's team entering the following year, alongside Inter Miami.

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