AUSTIN, Texas — Austin City Council on Thursday night postponed a final vote on the future of a Major League Soccer Stadium.
A special meeting is now scheduled for Wednesday. Council members worked late on Thursday but they couldn't make a decision on whether to allow Precourt Sports Ventures to build the stadium at McKalla Place in North Austin.
On Tuesday, City Council heard from developers who offered alternative plans for the site ranging from park space to affordable housing.
After the postponed vote, Precourt Sports Ventures released a statement, saying:"We respect the City’s desire to take more time to consider this important project, and we will continue to work with them over the coming days. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to City Council and City staff for their efforts as we collectively work toward a decision on August 15. This step would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of Austin soccer supporters, Central Texas soccer clubs and their families, local businesses and chambers of commerce, and the countless volunteers who have worked to bring MLS to the Austin community.”