City Council Votes to Bring MLS to Austin

MLS in Austin
Aug 21, 2018 · 4 min read
  • Give the stadium to the city and then pay rent to use it.
  • There are no subsidies. Not one dime of taxpayer money is going towards financing the stadium or towards team operations.
  • Pay more in rent, transit improvements, bus station, and girls and boys soccer support than it likely would have paid in city taxes.
  • Guaranteed affordable housing onsite. Millions are to be donated to affordable housing nonprofits locally.
  • Pay $3.6 million towards transportation improvements, which could include MetroRail.
  • Plant Over 400 new trees are included in the site plan
  • Build almost a mile worth of trails that connect to Walnut Creek trail system.
  • Guarantee millions of dollars for local girls and boys youth soccer leagues
  • Make thousands of low-cost and free tickets available to community groups every year.
  • Provide a 15 acre public park space year round for events beyond soccer and the city will be able to stage events in the stadium.
  • What are the team colors going to be like?
  • What is the name of the team?
  • Who are the players and how can we get to know them?
  • Does the lawsuit in Ohio affect anything here?
  • When can I buy season tickets?
  • When would all of this be announced?

“We’ve been working to build to this moment for more than five years. We realized, at one point, that we were building a community that is a supporters group, but is really a community of families bonded together through the love of soccer. Our job every Saturday will be yelling and screaming to support our team. The other six days of the week are about giving back and being a part of Austin and we, as the supporters group, are committed to doing that. We are building a supporters group for everyone in Austin. We don’t care where you came from. We don’t care what color you are, what language you speak, or who you love — you belong here with us together and we are bonded through soccer. Thank you to everyone who’s believed in this!”

If you’d like to thank any of the City Council members or staff that worked to pass this resolution here are their contact information:

  • Council Member Jimmy Flannigan — Jimmy.Flannigan@austintexas.gov
  • Council Member Pio Renteria — Sabino.Renteria@austintexas.gov
  • Council Member Delia Garza — Delia.Garza@austintexas.gov
  • Council Member Ann Kitchen — Ann.Kitchen@austintexas.gov
  • Council Member Kathie Tovo — Kathie.Tovo@austintexas.gov
  • Council Member Gregorio Casar — Gregorio.Casar@austintexas.gov
  • City Manager Spencer Cronk — Spencer.Cronk@austintexas.gov

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