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New Austin MLS soccer stadium?

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MLS’ Columbus Crew seem intent on moving to Austin in time for 2019 season. While it was stated move would occur “if a stadium deal couldn’t be reached in Columbus,” owner Anthony Precourt has already conducted negotiations with Austin officials, surveyed the market, trademarked names (Austin FC & Austin Athletic), hired PR firms locally and begun a social media campaign aimed at the Austin market (mls2atx.com). Simply put, these moves don’t sound like he wants to stay in Columbus.

 

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20171016/crew-sc-owner-considering-moving-team-to-austin-texas

 

Stadium location options being looked at (doubtful these happen) 

 

http://www.statesman.com/sports/soccer/mls-columbus-crew-intends-move-austin-2019-barring-stadium-deal/gXduiAnet8xFjLuFuUGWPP/

 

On stadium financing...

 

 

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Even though these plans are for a USL (Division 2) franchise, Circuit of the Américas could be a potential site for a soccer stadium. 

 

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Wouldn’t be the first time a soccer stadium is located next to a race track (Sporting Kansas City).

 

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On 2/26/2018 at 10:34 AM, Rehan said:

 

No suprise. Precourt choses to pursue new MLS soccer stadium at McKalla Place site. With this city-owned site not being parkland, it may get necessary backing from Austin city council. 

 

http://mls2atx.com/statement-from-precourt-sports-ventures-mckalla/

 

Note: Ann Kitchen was the council member who fought to keep the soccer stadium out of Butler Shores. 

 

 

 

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On 5/15/2018 at 9:49 PM, tigereye said:

 

Renders of Austin MLS soccer stadium

 

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I'd be interested to see a rendering with the sun at different positions - how many of the seats will become a frying pan at 6 pm?

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On 12/19/2018 at 11:05 PM, tigereye said:

Stadium deal done and lease officially signed. Austin will soon have an MLS team, by 2020 or 2021. 

 

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/precourt-sports-ventures-to-pay-for-multi-million-dollar-major-league-soccer-stadium-in-austin/624119026

 

Austin has its first professional sports franchise. Austin FC will begin play in 2021. Cheers to future Houston Dynamo road trips to ATX. 

 

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/01/15/austin-fc-begin-mls-play-2021-leagues-27th-club

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