Foundry St. Louis to Pitch Stadium Concept


Foundry St. Louis, a group that is working to bring an MLS expansion franchise to the city, will host a public forum on Tuesday to discuss a proposed stadium. 

In September, Foundry St. Louis began discussing the concept that will be unveiled on Tuesday. Under that plan, a soccer-specific stadium which would be constructed at Chouteau Avenue and South Grand Boulevard, located near the University of St. Louis in Midtown.

As noted here previously, Foundry St. Louis is one of two MLS groups in the mix, joining MLS2STL as one of the city’s organizing committees. MLS2STL is still reportedly working to acquire investors, but its objective from the beginning has been to focus on prospective sites in downtown St. Louis. More from

The group MLS2ST, which includes owners of the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, is also working diligently to secure potential owners. Jim Woodcock, a spokesperson for the group said they are aware of the interest in a site near SLU.

“However, it is our understanding that Major League Soccer prefers its teams to play in downtown venues,” said Woodcock.

In addition to the site in Midtown, Foundry St. Louis is believed to be looking at other locations. Tonight’s meeting will take place at Urban Chestnut Brewing in the Grove at 7:00 p.m.

Rendering dates from a previous effort to bring MLS to St. Louis; it does not reflect any current plans.

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