St. Louis still paying for failed Rams riverfront stadium plan

St. Louis’ billion-dollar riverfront football stadium proposal has been dead since January, but the local sports authority that led the effort to keep the Rams in the city is still spending money for it.

Almost $1 million was spent from Jan. 1 through June 30, according to financial documents released by the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, which owns the former Edward Jones Dome.

A quarterly financial report released by the authority shows $840,538 paid to a “consulting service” and $137,230 spent on “legal services” related to the riverfront stadium project since January.

Authority Executive Director Brian McMurtry this week declined to explain the costs, saying in an email he doesn’t grant interviews.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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