Major League Soccer

Local News
10:41 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Announcement Planned Soon on Deal to Bring Pro Soccer to Louisville

A formal announcement is expected next month that Louisville is getting a professional soccer team.

Architect Wayne Estopinal is among a group of local investors behind a plan to bring the successful Orlando City franchise to Louisville.           

Mayor Greg Fischer’s new budget proposal includes a $581,000 appropriation to make Slugger Field soccer compatible.

Estopinal says the soccer team would begin play at the ballpark next spring.

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Local News
9:56 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Could Louisville Support a Major League Soccer Team?

Some local soccer supporters are making their case for bringing a Major League Soccer team to Louisville.

The MLS is seeking to expand from the 20 teams it currently has to 24 teams by the year 2020.

The local supporters are urging the Metro Council to get behind their effort. 

Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden says he’d like to see it happen.

"I think it’s important that we, as a city, be able to label ourselves as a major professional sports team," Peden said.

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