Nashville expecting big announcement on possible Major League Soccer franchise
21 December, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Franklin Nunez
But, according to ESPN, Sacramento is further along in the stadium construction process and that has fans here hopeful.
The league has said it would prefer expansion cities to have soccer-specific stadiums. The group has identified Ford Field as an "ideal home" for a soccer team.
Although Nashville has no soccer history, it has drawn large crowds for worldwide matches it has hosted, and the city's cultural demographics have led MLS to see it as a pro sports market after the NHL's Predators began playing there.
Nashville are expected to be named Major League Soccer's (MLS) newest expansion franchise when commissioner Don Garber makes an "important announcement" in the Tennessee state capital on Wednesday.
"League officials and the MLS Expansion Committee will continue to work with the four finalists and plan to have more details shortly", a MLS statement reads.
In an editorial Tuesday night, the Sacramento Bee wrote that "much more is at stake for Sacramento than just bragging rights from its second major league pro sports team, besides the NBA Kings". The other three were Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento. Boosters in each presumably already know the choice.
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Falling into the consolation bracket, though, won't sooth the disappointment of Cincinnati or Sacramento fans if their city loses out.
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The team has been shopping pitchers Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Alex Colome to varying degrees this offseason. The Giants finished last in the NL West this past season while the Rays finished third in the AL East.
The decision has come down to the New York Islanders and NYCFC of MLS, the final two bidders for the 43 acres. Coming back to Long Island would give fans what they want even if that means dealing with some traffic.
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