I'm happy to report (thanks to a heads up from NSC reader Michael) that St. Louis is back from the drawing board with another vision for a deluxe soccer-specific stadium to finally land an MLS franchise. If this one actually goes through, it would create a cozy campus of awesomeness with Union Station, new Busch Stadium and the Kiel Center (home of the Blues).
The plan has quickly drawn reaction from the big local independent paper - and, predictably, some of it is snarky. But frankly, knowing my homies, that's probably just masking a deep hope partially crippled by the fear that it will never happen. Either way, the fourth-most soccer-active city in the United States is not one to give up.
- Greg Seltzer