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Old Posted Mar 9, 2014, 10:53 PM
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The MLS brass is pitting San Antonio against Austin for a franchise. The MLS has said they want new venues to be in or near downtowns. If this is the case, San Antonio and Austin are in a dead heat. Neither city has anything in development for a downtown, soccer-specific stadium seating approximately 20,000.

If not, San Antonio is the clear winner. They already has an expandable, soccer-specific stadium (Toyota Field) in northeast SA. It already has plans to be able to expand to 18,500 seats (including 32 luxury/VIP suites).

This will be interesting to watch...
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