Six Missouri lawmakers have filed a suit to block Gov. Jay Nixon and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority from spending money designated for the Edward Jones Dome on a proposed new football stadium in St. Louis.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court of Cole County, alleges that Nixon and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority (RSA) have overstepped the RSA’s bounds by extending its bonding debt with expenditures related to the proposed $1 billion riverfront stadium. State appropriations to the RSA are limited to “debt service and maintenance” for the Edward Jones dome, the suit alleges.
Plaintiffs in the case include state Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and Reps. Tracy McCreery, D-St. Louis County, and Republicans Jay Barnes, Jefferson City; Rob Vescovo, Arnold; and Mark Parkinson, St. Charles.