Update: Charlotte plans an event for Tuesday at the Mint Museum at which the MLS ceremony is expected to be held.
Here’s the official letter sent from @CLTMayor to @thesoccerdon in November — promising commitement to @MLS and welcoming a team here in #Charlotte. Includes $110 million in hospitality funds and renovations to BofA stadium. Eastland site will be location for HQ. @wcnc pic.twitter.com/vXTZL50bw3— Hunter Sáenz (@Hunt_Saenz) December 11, 2019
Tepper's plan is to follow the Atlanta United model and operate an MLS team out of a large NFL stadium, 75,000-seat Bank of America Stadium. Work is necessary, though, to make Bank of America Stadium optimally suitable for soccer.
The mayor’s letter included a commitment to work with Tepper on the renovations to Bank of America Stadium and the construction of team headquarters and practice facilities at the city-owned Eastland Mall site.
“The addition of Major League Soccer will significantly contribute to the energy of Charlotte’s professional sports stage,” Lyles wrote, “as well as cement a long-term relationship between Charlotte and MLS for many, many years to come. We have a wonderful, collaborative relationship with Tepper Sports and are aligned on our long-term goals and unified in our vision."