MLS Expansion: San Antonio Mayor Backs MLS Move

MLS Expansion: San Antonio Mayor Backs MLS Move

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 5, 2013
  • Expansion, Features, MLS Expansion, San Antonio Expansion


Nothing like a politician to throw support in the hat for a Major League Soccer expansion hopeful.

San Antonio¬†Mayor Julian Castro recently sent over a letter to MLS Commissioner Don Garber stating the city’s support for a MLS team. Castro backs the idea of the NASL Scorpions moving up a division thanks to their new stadium, growing city and many other things.

The letter explains how the Alamo City has proven themselves as a worthy host to many major sporting events over the years. San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the country and the Scorpions have a shiny new stadium that is expandable to 18,000 seats.

If you haven’t checked out Toyota Field, the home of the Scorpions, do yourself a favor and do so. The small stadium is currently in the first of three phases for the stadium. The stadium, which seats 8,000 fans, opened earlier this year. Eventually they hope to expand the stadium to 18,000 seats.

  • Jackson Scofield

    Maybe we can replace the Brimstone Cup with the Toyota Cup for Fire-SA instead of Dallas.