No St. Louis stadium vote for the summer

4 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, May 27 2015 May 27, 2015 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:26:00 PM CDT May 27, 2015 in Sports
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis residents won't be voting this summer on using tax dollars to build a new $985-million riverfront football stadium.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1AueYnG) reports the deadline to get a measure on the August ballot was Tuesday. And although there's nothing scheduled on the November ballot, the city's governing board could request a special election.

The public board that runs the Edward Jones Dome - the Rams' current home - is suing in state court, arguing a 2002 city ordinance requiring a public vote prior to using tax dollars on a new stadium is "overly broad, vague and ambiguous."

That lawsuit asks a judge to rule the ordinance doesn't apply, conflicts with Missouri statutes or is unconstitutional.

A hearing on that was to be Thursday but is being rescheduled.

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