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Tag Archives: Major League Soccer

Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Stadium agreement approval clears the way for pro soccer in Austin

Wednesday’s 7-4 vote to have city staff finalize and execute an agreement that will result in the construction of a professional soccer stadium on the city’s McKalla Place property in North Austin broke along expected lines.The four City Council members…

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council vote on soccer stadium hinges on amendments – lots of them

After 10 months of discussion and roughly three months of often very public negotiations, the fate of Austin as the possible home of a professional sports franchise will come down to the fate of 28 amendments.Today’s special called City Council…

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Amendments push Council decision on soccer stadium into overtime

City Council’s expected decision on a soccer stadium deal at McKalla Place was delayed Thursday, with the 11 members agreeing to make a final vote by noon at a special meeting on Wednesday.The delay was caused in large part because…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Expect talk on rent, rail station and ticking clocks at soccer hearing

With the term sheet for a proposed professional soccer stadium on city property in North Austin out for public debate since Friday, a special City Council meeting today on the possible agreement will give those on both sides a chance…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Questions on finances, floodwater remain after stadium info session

Thursday’s information session at the Central Library offered those on both sides of the prospect of building a soccer stadium on city property in North Austin a chance to air their opinions, without producing much clarifying information on how the…

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Epstein, PSV held soccer meeting prior to McKalla proposal’s release

A co-owner of the Circuit of the Americas met with representatives from Columbus Crew SC owners Precourt Sports Ventures about a possible deal to use the property as the team’s new home, just prior to the city receiving a proposal…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

$29.5M appraisal backs claims city eyed McKalla for commercial use

A 2016 appraisal of the city-owned property commonly known as McKalla Place found that it had a market value of $29.5 million if used for “commercial development, including retail, office and multifamily development.”The appraisal, performed by Paul Hornsby & Co.…

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council members ask questions and PSV surveys support as soccer relocation winds on

The debate around using city property to build a professional soccer stadium in North Austin looks to be one of the larger issues on City Council agendas ahead of the July recess, and Council Member Leslie Pool provided an early…

Friday, June 8, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Pool wants Council to see all proposals for possible soccer stadium site

City Council Member Leslie Pool is planning to open a request for proposal process for the city-owned property at McKalla Place, a move that could have significant impact on a push by owners of a Major League Soccer franchise to…

Monday, June 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Amid ‘tight timeline,’ soccer stadium debate gets very public

With Friday’s release of two key documents related to Austin’s possible home for a relocated Major League Soccer team – and the push to build a stadium for the team on city-owned property – it’s likely that every City Council…

Monday, May 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After community input, the wait is on for soccer team’s Austin proposal

After a blitz of community input sessions in recent weeks, representatives of the group looking to move a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin have a firm grasp on what they have to do to meet what they admit is…

Monday, March 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council approves study of McKalla Place as soccer stadium site

City staff will spend the next two months studying if a city-owned parcel near the Domain could be a possible fit for a proposed professional soccer stadium.At Thursday’s meeting City Council members voted 9-0 to have the city manager and…

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin fields eight potential sites for new soccer stadium and practice space

City Council is weighing eight potential sites to house a professional soccer stadium and practice space after the Ohio-based Columbus Crew soccer team expressed an interest in moving here. But Council members decided to hold off on a final decision…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Survey, memo suggest progress on soccer stadium

Tuesday saw two notable developments in the possible move of a Major League Soccer team to Austin, with a downtown park making the cut as a possible site for the team’s stadium.The first happening was the release of the results…

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