St. Louis is serious about being an MLS (Major League Soccer) city. On Thursday, the ownership group, known as SC STL, announced their plan to land an MLS expansion team. Paul Edgerley, formerly of Bain Capital and currently a Partner with VantEdge Partners, was raised in Kansas City and serves as lead owner and Chairman of SC STL. Edgerley is joined on the SC STL’s Executive Committee by three other officers who include Jim Kavanaugh, the Vice Chairman of SC STL and CEO of World Wide Technology. Kavanaugh is also the Founder of Saint Louis FC, which plays in the United Soccer League.
The group also sent out renderings of what the all soccer stadium would look like. The stadium is set to be built just west of Union Station on Market street in downtown St. Louis. Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne spells out the ownership group's plan in this report.