San Antonio agrees to buy Toyota Field to bring MLS to the city

City and county officials in San Antonio have agreed to purchase Toyota Field from San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman with one eye on bringing Major League Soccer to the city.

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City and Bexar County officials announced they have reached a joint agreement to buy Toyota Field from current San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman, pending official approval next week by the city and county.

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Crew business metrics reportedly very good

“45 percent spike in sponsorship revenue from a year earlier”

“double-digit” growth in merchandise sales”

“Loughnane said the growth was driven by the deal with Mapfre that put its name on the 19,968-seat former Crew Stadium, along with Abbott’s EAS Sports Nutrition picking up rights to the Crew SC training center at Obetz and becoming the club’s official sports nutrition provider.”

“added 1,000 new season tickets and saw an increase in paid tickets of 8 percent”

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Crew Supporter Group La Turbina Amarilla denied tickets to Nordecke for Montreal playoff match

In an interview in November 2017, Blanca J. Garcia tells @knaas that the La Turbina Amarilla supporter group was denied tickets to the Nordecke, and sat in the south end of the stadium for the home playoff game against Montreal. This is in keeping with the other reports we have of Spanish language marketing and outreach declining and being completely stopped in 2015 (see January 1, 2015).

See also the entry for November 24, 2017 for more on this interview.