Major League Soccer: Nashville granted latest expansion team
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Major League Soccer is expanding its presence in the southeast, awarding Nashville the first of its newest expansion franchises as MLS' 24th team .
Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and John R. Ingram, head of the group that will own the team.
AP source: MLS plans to announce Nashville team
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer plans to announce Wednesday that Nashville will be awarded an expansion team, a person with direct knowledge told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because a public announcement was not authorized.
MLS team appears headed to Nashville; Detroit waits
Detroit's bid to land a Major League Soccer franchise appears to have just become tougher.
Major League Soccer has called a press conference for Wednesday for "an important announcement on the future of soccer in Nashville."
It will take place at 5 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Attending will be Don Garber, MLS commissioner; John R. Ingram of Nashville Soccer Holdings LLC; Bill Haslam, Tennessee governor; and Megan Barry, Nashville mayor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have joined a group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to Nashville, after a failed bid to bring a club to their enclosed NFL stadium.
Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf and Leonard Wilf are minority partners in the Nashville project, according to Nashville Soccer Holdings CEO John R. Ingram. Terms of their investment haven't been disclosed. The expansion fee being charged by the league is $150 million.