Excerpt from KENS5.com
There’s been a buzz lately about the potential for the Oakland Raiders moving to south Texas, possibly giving the Alamo City its second major league franchise. However, don’t forget about the San Antonio Scorpions and their bid to land a Major League Soccer franchise.
Last month, the deputy commissioner of the MLS named Austin, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Sacramento and San Antonio as potential landing spots for the league’s 24th and final expansion team. Among the criteria for landing the spot: A shiny new stadium and a healthy fan base, both of which the Scorpions have.
Some people feel the ideal spot is downtown, and Toyota Field is not downtown, but in northeast San Antonio. However, it is close to I-35, which could attract fans from New Braunfels and Austin.
“If we can do this, what we can bring to San Antonio is very similar to what the Spurs did 42 years ago,” Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman said.
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