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Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

Professional rugby players striving to get the ball during the game. Rugby player with ball is blocked by the opposite team player at ground.

September 11, 2019

Thank you for reading this breaking news. Look for full coverage of Tuesday's four-hour meeting in the Sept. 19 issue of The Call.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan Tuesday for the St. Louis B...

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

August 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last week, despite the vote on the proposal being postponed until next month. Publ...

Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.

July 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  It seemed like a done deal for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease part of the former Sunset Hills Golf Course from Sunset Hills, but the athletic fields are now facing 11th-hour opposition from residents who live near the pro...

Lindbergh rugby wins a state championship

The 2019 Lindbergh Flyers rugby team

June 14, 2019

The Lindbergh Flyers rugby team won the 2019 Missouri High School Rugby Tier 2 State Championship game May 5 in Columbia. The Flyers made the Final Four last year, their first year of playing. The Flyers were undefeated in this season’s conference before qualifying for state. During the May 4 se...

Bombers Rugby has new home in Sunset Hills

Pictured above: An aerial view of the Sunset Hills Golf Course, with the location of the proposed rugby park in green. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.

March 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club scored a successful pitch to the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen at a Feb. 26 work session as the board unanimously approved a 25-year lease with the rugby club to use part of the city-owned Sunset Hills...

Sunset Hills looking at its options for 122-acre golf course donation

Pictured above: An aerial view of the Sunset Hills Golf Course, with the location of the proposed rugby park in green. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.

December 13, 2018

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has a new city-owned golf course that could serve as a park and as a bonus, might even get a new sports team to root for if a rugby club builds its playing fields on the property. The 122 acres of land that made up Sunset Hills Golf...

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