Austin's "legendary announcement" scheduled for Tuesday

Austin FC is set to make what is being called a “legendary announcement” at a scheduled press conference on Tuesday.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, Austin FC Chairman/CEO Anthony Precourt and Austin mayor Steve Adler are expected to be the main presenters where Austin FC is expected to be announced as the league’s 27th team.

“Tuesday will be a celebration of civic pride and recognition of the tireless efforts put forth by city leaders and soccer supporters to bring major league sports to Austin,” said Andy Loughnane, the president of Austin FC.

Invitations were sent out Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Austin American-Statesman, with additional 150 tickets being made available via a sweepstakes on the club’s social media channels.

The event will take place at Rustic Tap in Austin’s West Sixth district, with supporters’ group Austin Anthem holding an after-party open to all at the venue. The formal program is scheduled to begin at 4 pm CT and will be streamed on and the MLS app.