ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul’s mayor has received city council permission to hire a lobbying firm to seek law changes toward a new Minnesota United soccer stadium.
The city council approved a resolution Wednesday giving Mayor Chris Coleman the go-ahead to hire the Messerli and Kramer firm. A contract hasn’t been signed yet. That firm had represented the soccer franchise until last week and was instrumental in winning passage of a Twins ballpark proposal years ago.READ MORE: Bow Wow Film Festival
St. Paul is partnering with the team to build a stadium on a mostly empty parcel along Interstate 94. It’s part of a deal to get Major League Soccer to grant Minnesota a franchise.READ MORE: 4 Boys Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Outside Minnesota State Capitol
While the stadium construction itself will be privately financed, franchise owners are counting on future tax breaks that would require approval of the Legislature.MORE NEWS: Farmers Markets Of Minneapolis Collaborative
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