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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 field is focus of public comments on master plan

Pictured above: Design Concept C, the most well-received design concept for Stephen J. Bander Park. The concept features a more passive use of the park. Renderin

July 30, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  A discussion about what Sunset Hills should do with Stephen J. Bander Park, formerly known as Sunset Hills Golf Course, was overshadowed last week by residents concerned about rugby. It was a packed house at the Sunset Hills Communit...

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...

Public hearing tonight on proposed rugby complex at Sunset Hills Golf Course

Public hearing tonight on proposed rugby complex at Sunset Hills Golf Course

July 9, 2019

Sunset Hills will hold a public hearing tonight, Tuesday, July 9, at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 Lindbergh Blvd., on the proposed amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to build a rugby complex on 15 acres of the 122-acre former Sunset Hills Golf Course. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow residents to provide feedback about the amended development plan for the Bombers' proposed rugby fa...

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 Golf Course to become city driving range

February 20, 2019

Sunset Hills will reopen the Sunset Hills Golf Course driving range as a city-run venue in 2019, but whether it will include a rugby field is yet to be seen. The city will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 about plans for the course at City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The ci...

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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