St. Louis MLS Tax Incentives Up For Debate Thursday

St. Louis Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will discuss two proposals

Michael Calhoun
November 14, 2018 - 1:18 pm
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(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)


Thursday could be another step closer to Major League Soccer in St. Louis.

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will take a look at two tax incentives to help with the $200 million stadium. It's the same authority with an option to acquire the stadium land that's currently owned by the state, land that's just west of Union Station.

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One is a tax exemption for construction materials, which is pretty standard for large business deals. The other is facilitating $30 million in state tax credits. 
There could separately be a 1-percent sales tax only on items bought at the stadium. It's nothing like the subsidy that voters rejected during the first efforts for MLS.  

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This renewed group is led by the taylor family of enterprise, and is bringing much more private money to the proposal.