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Austin passes resolution to pursue stadium sites for MLS

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Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Crew owner Anthony Precourt announced last week a possible move to Austin, Texas. He said the team will stay in Columbus for 2018, but a future beyond that is unknown. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


Austin has unanimously passed a resolution to explore stadium sites in the hopes of drawing a Major League Soccer franchise to the capital of Texas.

The resolution was spurred by Anthony Precourt’s interest in relocation the Columbus Crew to Austin but, interestingly, now has language that allows for Austin to pursue other teams.

The team would have to construct and operate the facility.

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Precourt is trying to wriggle the Crew from Columbus in a move which has spawned much vitriol and a #SaveTheCrew movement from all sides of the soccer community.

Though they’ve maintained they are not 100 percent on leaving Columbus, Precourt Sports Ventures released a statement expressing its love for Austin and the passed resolution.

Additionally, this article should not be misinterpreted as approval for ripping an original MLS team from its home.

Finally, this:

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