Tag: Texas

Finish Line

When the announcement came that MLS was negotiating with the Haslam/Edwards group, I reported that a source had told me that the deal was "largely done." And that was true, inasmuch as a buyer had been identified, and potential land located (and essentially approved by MLS). But with deals of this nature, it's the fine ...

The Decision 2: Austin City Council Votes on MLS2ATX [Live-blog]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The beginning of the end; or, the end of the beginning. Either way, we've been promised a decision Wednesday (8/15) by the Austin City Council on ...

A Look at the Proposed Austin City Council Amendments to the PSV Term Sheet

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The big day in the MLS2ATX saga returns on Wednesday, August 15, when the Austin City Council reconvenes to consider the proposal from Precourt Sports Ventures/Major ...

Austin City Council Votes on MLS2ATX [Live-Blog]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   We're about 20 minutes away from the Austin City Council returning from recess to take up the MLS2ATX proposal, which if successful would pave the ...

Handicapping the MLS2ATX Vote Tonight

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   Well, we're finally here. This evening, the Austin City Council will vote on the proposal to allow Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) to construct a soccer ...

PSV and City of Austin Release Revised Term Sheet to Build Stadium at McKalla Place

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Since the original term sheet was released about 10 days ago, there has been much discussion over certain line-items in the proposal. Some of those concerns (including ...

Austin Versus Columbus: Or, Why Can’t We Have Both?

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Don Garber dropped a bit of a mini-bombshell last night, revealing some interesting information about MLS' "ongoing" talks with the Crew. Anyone who reads this site already knew ...

Austin City Council Meeting Live Blog [MLS2ATX]

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The Austin City Council is currently meeting to discuss and vote on various agenda items before them. Of course, this type of thing happens in city ...

Q & A with Austin Attorney Bill Aleshire Discussing MLS2ATX

Today is a big day in the process of determining the viability of the potential move of the Columbus Crew to Austin. The Austin City Council will vote on two resolutions: Item 60 would authorize the City to solicit offers from interested parties who would like to develop the McKalla Place site. Item 64 (now ...

City of Austin Threatened with Lawsuit if Council Enters Agreement with PSV/MLS to Lease McKalla Place for Soccer Stadium

If there is one thing I've learned since covering stadium issues with local municipalities and MLS, it's that in recent times, these things rarely get built without a lawsuit trying to stop them. From Nashville to Miami, there is generally some issue that gives rise to a lawsuit. In Miami, it was the no-bid deal ...

Stadium Lease Snapshot with FC Dallas and Frisco: Together Forever

FC Dallas is the first of the "original" MLS teams I've done one of these stories on. Formerly known as the Dallas Burn, FC Dallas like the other original MLS sides began their playing history at a large (oversized) NFL/College stadium. This wasn't a surprise, as nobody in the mid-90s was building soccer specific venues ...

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