Las Vegas Putting Together Expansion Plans

Las Vegas Putting Together Expansion Plans

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 14, 2014
  • Las Vegas Expansion

Vegas baby, Vegas.

According to a report from the Las Vegas Sun on Wednesday, Las Vegas has been in talks with MLS about potentially hosting an expansion team. The report states that MLS Deputy Commissioner and President Mark Abbott confirmed that talks have taken place.

Vegas has plans to build a 24,000 seat stadium in downtown area of the city, as unveiled by Findlay Sports and Entertainment and The Cordish Companies on Wednesday. The stadium is set up to be a soccer specific stadium. In addition, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman supports efforts to bring a professional sports team to the city.

“We recently met with Justin Findlay and Blake Cordish at the MLS League office in New York and were very impressed with their vision to pursue building a new soccer stadium and acquiring an MLS expansion club for Las Vegas,” Abbott is quoted as saying in a statement. “We look forward to continuing discussions as they work to further develop their plans with Mayor [Carolyn] Goodman and the City of Las Vegas.”

Could Vegas swoop in and snag the 24th spot? I have to admit their chances against the likes of Sacramento, Minneapolis, and San Antonio are a bit low but if their stadium comes through, it would be a tough one to pass up.


  • ChrisC

    What are your opinions on future expansion past 24 teams? I know this goes against FIFA but it’s becoming obvious that a lot of cities are interested in hosting a team. And how would this affect NASL/USL Pro?

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