It’s time to break out those vuvuzelas and brightly colored jerseys and celebrate — Austin is getting professional soccer back thanks to Bobby Epstein and a few other private sector investors. Austin will reenter the United Soccer League in 2019.
If Epstein’s name isn’t familiar to you, he’s the chairman of Circuit of the Americas, where the rebranded USL franchise will find its home — he will be the majority owner in the franchise. The planned 5,000 seat stadium will sit between the Austin 360 Amphitheater and the circuit’s grand plaza at the raceway.
Epstein went on to describe the field further in his interview with the Austin American Statesman:
“For the first time, we’ll have our own intimate, purpose-built stadium, an international-size field, no football lines, no track. We’ll get fans close to the action, have a true home field and allow players to play the game the way it is intended,” Epstein explained.
Read more about the new field and what’s to come for the new team at the Austin American Statesman.
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