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.”
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.