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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Precourt forms community relations team
Precourt Sports Ventures, the ownership group trying to relocate a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin, has selected a pair of community relations consultants to lead the feedback and engagement process with Austin residents as the group moves forward with an attempt to build a permanent soccer stadium here. Kelan Robinson, an Austin native with a professional career in law and politics, and Gissela SantaCruz, a longtime journalist and former member of the Austin American-Statesman‘s editorial board, will coordinate the company’s end of public engagement efforts. The city of Austin is expected to take the lead role in planning and directing the engagement process, with events expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Currently city staff are working on a study of the benefits, logistics and drawbacks of building the proposed 20,000-seat stadium at McKalla Place, a piece of city-owned property located near the Domain.
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