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Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 01:14

Ballpark VilliageWith the St. Louis Board of Aldermen scheduled for a 9-week break starting at the end of the day Friday, rapid parliamentary movement will be occurring today related to a series of bills that would provide $100 million in funding for a Ballpark Village just outside new Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals, along with their development partner, Baltimore-based Cordish Co. are seeking the funds to develop a six-block entertainment district on the remaining land where Busch II once stood. As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Mayor Francis Slay and Board of Aldermen President Jim Shrewsbury have signaled support for the Ballpark Village financing, a strong indicator that the plan has enough support to pass.

"I have not found any serious opposition to it," Shrewsbury said about Ballpark Village. "I fully expect it will pass."

Renderings of the proposed Ballpark Villiage can be seen here on the Biz of Baseball
 
 
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