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Carolyn Kindle Betz '95

April 26, 2019

Carolyn Kindle Betz '95 was featured in a story in the St. Louis Business Journal on 04.26.19 about ongoing efforts to bring major league soccer to St. Louis: "Two key developments this past week helped the local ownership group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to St. Louis come closer to scoring on goal. At a Thursday meeting in Los Angeles, the league’s board of governors decided MLS will expand to 30 teams, beyond its previous target of 28 clubs. That decision positions St. Louis to likely be awarded an MLS club in the upcoming months. Thursday’s decision means the league 'will deal exclusively' with the ownership groups from St. Louis and Sacramento, which had been considered the expansion frontrunners, for teams 28 and 29, said MLS commissioner Don Garber. Both ownership groups have been invited to make formal presentations to the league’s expansion committee with those meeting likely taking place in the next couple of weeks, Garber said. Meanwhile, on Saturday, local ownership group #MLS4THELOU released the first renderings for its proposed 22,500-seat stadium, to be located just west of Union Station. As its tries to seal the deal for a St. Louis MLS franchise, #MLS4THELOU plans to finalize key aspects related to its bid for a team." Read the article here (requires subscription access).