Professional Soccer Leagues Team for St. Louis, Missouri
PROFESSIONAL SOCCER IN ST. LOUIS
We, the undersigned residents of the St. Louis area, petition your professional soccer leagues to award a franchise to our city, a prime location for a professional team.
We believe St. Louis is an ideal location for a MLS, NASL or USL Pro franchise:St. Louis is the 18th largest market in the United States. Nearly 3 million people live in the St. Louis area.A ready-made fan base already exists. More than 40,000 kids play organized soccer and many times that number of adults has played the sport at some level.St. Louis has a long and rich soccer tradition dating back to the 1870s. St. Louis has produced generation after generation of native-born players who have reached the highest international levels of the sport. St. Louis teams have won 89 national championships.Thirty-nine members of the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame are from St. Louis or spent parts of their careers in St. Louis.
As signs of our good faith and of our support for a franchise, each of us pledges to purchase at least one season ticket to the team's first five seasons of operation.