St. Louis Public Radio News
11:37 am
Thu October 10, 2002

Board of Aldermen Advance Stadium Bill

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis Board of Aldermen committee approved legislation Thursday morning that permits the construction of a new downtown stadium plus three Ballpark Village buildings.

The new stadium would be built with mostly private money, but tax money would be used for infrastructure around the park. Alderman Irving Clay, Jr. was the lone no vote. He says the plan should have voter approval.

City officials say there's no time to wait for an election because Illinois lawmakers could seal a deal with the Cardinals during their Veto Session in November.

The measure is one of two the city must enact to hold to its part of a new stadium deal. The Full Board of Aldermen could vote on the measure Oct. 25.