Las Vegas reaches agreement for possible MLS stadium

Las Vegas reaches agreement for possible MLS stadium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 27, 2014
  • Las Vegas Expansion

The city of Las Vegas, The Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports & Entertainment issued a press release on Tuesday outlining plans for a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Las Vegas. The plans are contingent on MLS approving a team in the city. Local news outlets in Vegas also confirmed the deal as well.

The 24,000 seat stadium would be located in the city of Las Vegas’s downtown Symphony Park area and the total project cost, including interest on bonds, would be $410 million. Around two-thirds of that money will be privately financed, something MLS officials will smile a bit at.

Again, all this is rests on MLS approving an expansion team in this city. The league has stated several times how they want downtown stadiums in possible expansion cities. Vegas has certainly made a lot of noise lately and obviously have the financial backing to be successful in the league. The only real worry outside of the playing home games there in August is are there enough fans to fill a 24,000 seat stadium there?

I wonder what the odds are on Vegas getting a team compared to Sacramento, Minnesota and San Antonio right now.