State highway commission renews city option for possible MLS stadium site

By on November 7, 2018

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has renewed a St. Louis economic development agency’s option to purchase excess right-of-way for the potential construction of a Major League Soccer stadium near Market and 22nd streets.

The right-of-way is expected to become available as St. Louis and the Missouri Department of Transportation redo Highway 40 (Interstate 64) interchange in anticipation of the $1.7 billion National Geospatial Intelligence campus to the north.

It could be the home of a $250 million, 20,000-seat MLS stadium if the ownership group made up of World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh and the Taylor family of Enterprise Holdings that has recently emerged is awarded a franchise from the league.

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