Nixon Explores Options for Bringing Major League Soccer to St. Louis

Oct 12, 2016

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Nixon announced via Twitter that he met Tuesday with MLS commissioner Don Garber, and said that they had a “good meeting regarding soccer in St. Louis.” No other details have been released so far. 

There’s been speculation that state and city officials would pursue a professional soccer team ever since St. Louis lost its former NFL team to Los Angeles in January.

Republican lawmakers strongly opposed Nixon’s plans to extend bond payments on the Edward Jones Dome as a means to build a new football stadium and keep the Rams from leaving.

That, of course, did not happen. It’s expected that the GOP-controlled House and Senate would also fight any effort to use state money to build a pro soccer stadium in St. Louis.