Tag: MLS


Nashville’s MLS stadium will be biggest in U.S.

Nashville SC

Nashville’s new soccer stadium, the new updates for which were revealed by Soccer Club CEO Ian Ayre in March, is designed to be the biggest soccer-specific stadium in the country. The opening of the 30,000-capacity stadium, which was previously hoped for a debut in 2021, was also pushed back...
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Sacramento seeks MLS franchise with new stadium plans

Sacramento Republic

The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on April 1 to approve the terms for a $252 million soccer stadium, a move that will help the Sacramento Republic FC and the city meet the requirements for a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion award. This plan will only come to fruition if the MLS...
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Nashville eyes 2020 MLS debut from Nissan Stadium

Nashville Nissan Stadium

Nashville’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team will join the league in the 2020 season and play in Nissan Stadium until its own facility is ready, according to media reports. Ian Ayre, the club’s CEO, said final word on the debut season came from MLS at league meetings three weeks ago in...
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MLS welcomes Austin FC as 27th team

Austin FC launch

Major League Soccer (MLS) formally welcomed Austin FC as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party on January 15 full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a “perfect fit.” MLS said Austin will begin play in the 2021 season, the...
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Miami vote takes Beckham closer to stadium deal

Inter Miami CF deal

Soccer legend David Beckham’s long-planned stadium deal is now a step closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission on November 6 – in a vote the coincided with Florida’s midterm elections – to negotiate a no-bid lease deal with Beckham’s group, which wants to...
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Ford Field abandons plan for a retractable roof

Ford Field retractable roof

The Detroit group trying to attract a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise will not retrofit Ford Field with a retractable roof to sweeten the expansion bid, according to several local media reports. Businessman Dan Gilbert, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the William Clay Ford Family are clear...
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Beckham’s Inter Miami explores potential academy site

Inter Miami Training Academy

As David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF gears up to make its Major League Soccer (MLS) debut in 2020, the club continues to seek a site for soccer academy for young players from across South Florida and may have even found one: A 47-acre ground just outside of Doral, Florida, according to the Miami...
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