Is Detroit going to get an MLS team?

February 4, 2020 Off By idswater

Is Detroit going to get an MLS team?

Detroit has once again been passed over for a Major League Soccer expansion team. St. Louis is the latest city to land a new MLS team amid the league’s campaign to add more teams around the country. MLS commissioner Don Garber announced the new team Tuesday in St.

What city will get the next MLS team?

MLS officially announced, on December 17, 2019, that Charlotte will be awarded with an MLS franchise and will begin play in the 2021 season. The team will play in the Bank of America Stadium located in downtown Charlotte.

Why doesn’t Detroit have a soccer team?

A no-deal objection to Detroit fielding a new team in the league has been because they lack a soccer-specific stadium in their plans. Also, the Charlotte ownership team will pay an expansion fee of $300-$325 million. This far exceeds the $200 million coughed up by the last two groups in Sacramento and St.

Where will MLS expand next?

Mayor Steinberg is very focused on putting a new ownership group together, we’re going to work with him to see what can be achieved.” (The current MLS expansion slate: Austin FC this year, Charlotte FC in 2022 and St. Louis in 2023, which would raise the circuit to 29 teams.)

Will the MLS have fans?

MLS is back, with returning fans, new coaches and another celebrity owner. Major League Soccer this weekend will celebrate its 25th anniversary, six weeks later than planned and with reduced team travel and limited crowds because of health concerns tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Will MLS have fans 2021?

Now that a collective bargaining agreement has been secured, MLS commissioner Don Garber told reporters in a videoconference call on Wednesday that the 2021 season will begin on April 17, likely without fans.

Does Detroit have a professional soccer team?

Michigan Stars Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in Metro Detroit. The team was established in 1982 and currently plays in the National Independent Soccer Association. The team formerly played in the National Premier Soccer League.

Does Michigan have a soccer team?

The Michigan Wolverines men’s soccer team is the intercollegiate soccer program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Will MLS 2021 have fans?

Now that a collective bargaining agreement has been secured, MLS commissioner Don Garber told reporters in a videoconference call on Wednesday that the 2021 season will begin on April 17, likely without fans. The 2021 MLS regular season is scheduled to begin on April 17, two weeks later than previously thought.

Is there going to be an MLS team in Detroit?

Detroit’s bid for an expansion MLS team shifted from a new soccer-specific stadium to using Ford Field (seen here in this rendering) — a plan the MLS rejected and ultimately doomed the local opportunity. Detroit has once again been passed over for a Major League Soccer expansion team.

Is there a professional soccer team in Detroit?

Even without an MLS team, the Detroit market will have a professional soccer team next year when the semi-pro Detroit City FC joins the National Independent Soccer Association. The popular Hamtramck-based team had been itching to go pro for the past few years.

Who is the Commissioner of Major League Soccer?

St. Louis is the latest city to land a new MLS team amid the league’s campaign to add more teams around the country. MLS commissioner Don Garber announced the new team Tuesday in St. Louis.

Who are the owners of the Detroit Lions?

The addition of St. Louis would bring the league up to 28 teams by 2020, with two more expected in the future. Detroit is not among them, despite efforts by billionaires Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores and the Ford family — the owners of NBA teams the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons, as well as Detroit’s NFL team the Lions.