Report: Multiple groups interested in Las Vegas MLS expansion

Multiple groups are interested in bringing MLS to Las Vegas, according to reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Major League Soccer released a statement on the matter:

“Major League Soccer appreciates the recent interest in securing a future MLS expansion club for Las Vegas.  We look forward to speaking with interested ownership groups, Mayor [Carolyn] Goodman and Las Vegas business leaders in the coming months to further understand the potential for Las Vegas as home for an MLS expansion team in the future.”

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The report states that Bill Foley, owner of NHL franchise Las Vegas Golden Knights, wants to lead a Vegas MLS expansion franchise, playing out of the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders stadium (image above). 

That report came after Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with negotiations to build a new soccer stadium on the site of Cashman Field, setting up an exclusive negotiating agreement with The Renaissance Companies Inc. for 180 days with the hopes of reaching a development deal and a push to secure an MLS expansion franchise. That is currently the home of USL side Las Vegas Lights. 

A rendering of the proposed Las Vegas Epicenter Sports & Entertainment District, a mixed used development plan on the current site of Cashman Field, home of the Las Vegas Lights.

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