“In their support of a world-class soccer stadium that benefits everyone, the leadership of the City of Austin has shown tremendous faith in our league and game, and Anthony Precourt has paved the way for Austin FC to have great success on and off the field. To the people of Austin and the surrounding community, welcome to Major League Soccer.”The club plans to build a privately-funded, $225 million soccer stadium at McKalla Place. The expected completion of the stadium, which will seat 20,000 fans, is prior to the team’s first match in 2021. “This is a very proud moment for Precourt Sports Ventures, and we share it with the people of Austin, City leadership, the dedicated soccer fans of the region, and everyone who believed in our mission to bring Major League Soccer to this incredible community,” Precourt said. “The greatest way we can show our gratitude is in our actions as leaders of Austin FC. “Our pledge is to build three essential pillars: a team that will be a perennial contender for MLS Cup, a stadium at McKalla Place that rivals the best sporting venues in North America, and a club that will bring people together and always give back.” Other expansion teams that have yet to start MLS play are Cincinnati (2019), Miami (2020) and Nashville (2020). Published at Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:37:27 +0000
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