Dig deeper, however, and MLS might find some intriguing statistics. Holt said the increasing connectivity between San Antonio and Austin, which is about 80 miles to the north, can make the region feel like one, integrated, massive metro area.
“I go to a ton of Spurs games, and invariably I’m sitting next to someone who lives in Austin,” he said.
Adams and his history in the sports industry are relevant because of an open letter he published to Ginther and Fischer (see December 7, 2017).
Adams attempted to persuade the Court that it is standard in the industry for an agent to be paid through the duration of his client’s contract and employment term. Yet, he failed to submit any evidence beyond his own testimony.
The league acknowledged ownership groups from 10 markets have publicly expressed interest in securing an MLS expansion team: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
Interested expansion owners must submit applications by Jan. 31, 2017. After review, a series of in-person meetings will take place during the first and second quarters of 2017.
The ownership group could be key for San Antonio, as MLS will be judging applications based on ownership, a stadium and community support. While San Antonio meets all the credentials, competition is stiff with 11 other cities promising brand new stadiums: Cities like San Diego, Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Indianapolis.