MLS eyeing Las Vegas franchise

The city of Las Vegas is in talks with Major League Soccer chiefs regarding the development of an expansion franchise.

The city of Las Vegas is in talks with Major League Soccer chiefs regarding the development of an expansion franchise.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that two major development companies have announced plans to erect a 24,000-capacity soccer-specific stadium in downtown Vegas at the Symphony Park site.

Talks have begun over the possibility of expanding MLS into the Las Vegas market with MLS Deputy Commissioner and President Mark Abbott confirming as such.

“We recently met with Justin Findlay and Blake Cordish at the MLS League office in New York and were very impressed with their vision to pursue building a new soccer stadium and acquiring an MLS expansion club for Las Vegas,” Abbott said in a statement.

“We look forward to continuing discussions as they work to further develop their plans with Mayor Goodman and the City of Las Vegas.

“We are not settled on the details. I can tell you, it's a better (deal) for the public than most cities.”

 
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