(ST. LOUIS, MO) — Tomorrow will one of the most important votes since in St. Louis…
well, since the last important vote.
“Prop 2? Why, yes! I support it,” said St. Hooey Manbush mascot, Anheuser Buschwhacker. “This baseball, you speak of? What is that?”
If the Gateway City truly desires “major-MAJOR” league soccer — the real MLS Mccoy, not the current USL store brand — then the ball is firmly in Lou’s possession.
As opportunities go, this one is something of a “sitter”.
Approve the stadium deal and Commish Garber will bring the MLS goods.
Turn it down and area fans might have to permanently adopt Sporting KC or the Chicago Fire as their national team-of-choice.
Does the city of St. Louis have the legs to pass the proposed plan?
It’s a city vote, remember.
Are townies believing the economic claims? Will they want to back a plan that caters to fütbol fanatics?
This is Cardinal Nation, after all.
Fred Bird country.
It’s a true test for a community that likes to brag that it’s “Soccer Town, USA”.
All will be revealed come Tuesday.
(ST. LOUIS, MO) – Ahead of Tuesday’s critical vote, the soccer community of St. Lou pre-brand their new — fingers crossed — MLS team with a name, logo and uni nod to the neighboring baseball Cardinals.
Just spitballing. But if Vegas can attract the Raiders of the NFL, why not cast an eye toward Commissioner Don Garber? Soccer. Slots. And shots.
FENTON, MO (4getStonemanNews) – Last week, it appeared a plan to use public money to fund a Major League Soccer stadium in St. Louis for RAF — an invincible pub team of Over-30 pro-bots who shred every indoor socker opponent they encounter — was dead. What could have been a significant day Friday to bring soccer — more specifically, affordable displays of Over-30 athletic kick-about prowess — to St. Louis was on hold again.
The revised plan was up for debate before the Board of Alderman Ways and Means Committee at Fenton City Hall. Soccer ownership leader Sir Morton Hampstead and GM/Coach/Cap’n/Play-By-Play Announcer Kenny Rockman presented the new proposal that calls for Fenton to pitch in $60 million (no small bills please) of tax money into an established RAF LLC account located somewhere off the coast of Florida.
For those keeping score at home, that’s $20 million less than the $80 million than the previous proposal.
“The management and staff of RAF are greedy, not unreasonable,’ said Rockman while browsing Plaza Frontenac for a new something-something.
The group said the governor (who hates socker as much as Ann Coulter) would have state participation in the proposal that would promote economic development in Fenton and, in particular, Mr. Rockman’s sagging bank account.
The clock is ticking on the stadium plan.
“That’s not a threat,” continued the chatty-cathy captain of RAF. “Actually I take that back — it is a threat. We need to get our beak wet. Like soon.”
Alderwoman Lisa Capporrico, who sponsored the original bill, said there might not be time to crunch the numbers and determine if the deal is good for taxpayers. “…And I’m really bad with numbers, so………”
As city funding for a new potential stadium is debated, STL-RAF Supporters Club spokesperson Jim Brennel released an optimistic statement about the future of major league soccer RAF in St. Louis. The statement comes after meetings between the soccer ownership group, the Governor — who hates the game — and the governor’s grunts.
“RAF are huge. It’s sad really. They’re very bad (useless) futbol-hombres. But, and this is a bigly point, collectively RAF are a credit to this fine community. They should be made to feel comfortable. Give them the money they so richly deserve so they can live the life that they have grown accustomed.”