San Antonio Scorpions Toyota Field
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San Antonio mayor reaffirms interest in MLS expansion

With expansion talk burning hot around cities like Sacramento and Miami, Ivy Taylor, the mayor of San Antonio, reiterated this week her desire to bring MLS there.  

According to San Antonio Business Journal reporter W. Scott Bailey, Taylor told him by text message, “City staff has been in discussions with private entities, including Gordon Hartman, regarding the pathway to pursue this opportunity.” Hartman currently owns the city’s NASL team, the Scorpions, and helped develop their soccer-specific stadium, Toyota Field.

While Hartman had no update for the Business Journal on his own involvement in the project, MLS’ Dan Courtemanche confirmed the league is still interested in San Antonio.  “San Antonio remains a candidate for expansion,” he told Bailey.

Read Bailey’s full story on the Business Journal website.