The St. Louis Blues have settled a lawsuit that was meant to halt the public financing of the Scottrade Center renovations in documents that were released Saturday, according to Mike Faulk of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Blues ownership now believes there are no more hurdles in proceeding with their $64MM renovation which had been approved by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in February.
The Blues were sued by three St. Louis residents back in August, including Alderman Cara Spencer, former state Rep. Jeanette Oxford and former City Counselor Jim Wilson stating that the public money to pay for the upgrades of the team’s arena is unconstitutional and the city had been mislead when they approved the renovations back in February. However, according to Faulk, the group has dismissed the lawsuit and not take any legal action. The Blues also agreed not to seek attorney fees or other court costs from the plaintiffs.
While it looks like the Blues can continue their renovation, St. Louis comptroller Darlene Green remains intent on appealing a judge’s order that forced her to sign the agreement Monday.