San Diego officially applies for MLS expansion team

Today, a local group named FS Investors officially applied for an expansion Major League Soccer team in San Diego.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber joined the investors and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at a press conference aboard the USS Midway earlier today, and showed excitement for the San Diego market.

Earlier today, a website was launched with more information about the future plans of FS Investors, both to bring a team to town and also to build a stadium in Mission Valley (on the footprint of what is now Qualcomm Stadium) that would serve as the MLS team’s home and the home of San Diego State Aztecs football.

These investors are estimating more than 30+ soccer games would be played in the stadium each year, which would also be used to house large entertainment events. The stadium would be surrounded by a “sports & entertainment” district made up of bars, restaurants, and more.

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