Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
San Antonio gung-ho on soccer stadiums
San Antonio Express-News, January 11th, 2012 1:23AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  nasl, soccer business, usl

MOST COMMENTED

In 2011, San Antonio had no pro soccer teams. This year, it will have at least one. And in the future, it could have two pro teams and two soccer stadiums.

Backed by school board president-elect Ed Garza, who tried to lure an MLS team in 2005 when he was San Antonio's mayor, the San Antonio Independent School District voted, 4-2, on Monday to add a soccer field at Alamo Stadium, despite protests of taxpayers. The same day plans for a new soccer facility to be opened in 2013 were unveiled.

Spurs Sports & Entertainment hopes to bring a USL team to San Antonio and play in Alamo Stadium. In 2010, $35 million in SAISD bonds were allocated for the run-down stadium.

The NASL will have an expansion team in San Antonio in 2012. The Scorpions, owned by local businessman Gordon Hartman, will play at Heroes Stadium. They unveiled plans Monday for a new facility to be opened in 2013.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
High school vs. club debate rages in New Jersey    
High school vs. club has long been an issue on the boys side, culminating with the ...
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa 'Totally Recovered' From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives