MLS 4 The Lou's Jim Kavanaugh Give Update on Major League Soccer Process

Timeline has become a bit clearer after stadium resolution vote

Charlie Brennan
December 05, 2018 - 1:20 pm
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The timeline for a Major League Soccer team in St. Louis is now a bit clearer for the co-owners behind the bid.

Jim Kavanaugh told Charlie Brennan this morning that he feels the M-L-S could award a team to St. Louis early next year, maybe as soon as late January.

"Then obviously, when we would actually have our first game, would be when we get the land prepped and the stadium built," Kavanaugh stated.

In the meantime, Kavanaugh says the group has a few things they're working on.

One will be working out the details of the lease agreement with the Board of Aldermen. The other will be continuing to meet with Major League Soccer officials and trying to get them to come to St. Louis for a visit.

Kavanaugh also talked about property tax exemptions, a 2002 city ordinance, and the positive effect of the 26-2 stadium resolution vote.