ST. LOUIS -- The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter approval for any project using tax dollars for a professional sports facility along the Mississippi River. He called the 2002 law's language confusing and vague.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Francis Slay says the city is reviewing the ruling.
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The St. Louis Rams play in the Edward Jones Dome, which is outdated by NFL standards. The team is weighing a move to Los Angeles.
The new stadium would cost nearly $1 billion.