AUSTIN, Texas – The city of Austin could become the home for a new Major League Soccer stadium.
- Columbus Crew considers site near the Domain for MLS stadium
- Austin to study economic impact of MLS near Domain
- Austin business groups back Major League Soccer
A conceptual plan for the stadium, which would be located at 10414 McKalla Place, was released on Tuesday.
Precourt Sports Ventures picked McKalla Place, which is a 23.5-acre property located near the Domain, in March. The group hopes to relocate the Columbus Crew SC, an MLS team, to Austin.
Before the plans become official, on June 1 the Austin City Council will review a detailed report concerning the viability of the McKalla location.
While the community support for MLS is seemingly widespread, not all members of City Council are on board. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo expressed a desire to explore other options for McKalla Place, including the development of affordable housing.
As Austin leaders debate the decision, the Columbus Crew must resolve a lawsuit brought by the State of Ohio. The Buckeye State said it's illegal for the team to leave without finding a local buyer first.