ST. LOUIS, Mo (Fox2Now) – The next Major League Soccer expansion franchise is coming to St. Louis. The local MLS group that successfully secured the franchise for St. Louis held a press conference to announce the news, reports Fox2Now.
The talks continued with Mayor Lyda Krewson, the ownership group, and corporate leaders, over the last 10-months to bring a team to the city. The local business community also met with the league. They said that the area can support three pro-sports teams.
The name for the team has not yet been announced. But, St. Louis will have the 28th team in the league. There are plans for a new stadium to be built in downtown St. Louis.
Along with being the 28th team, the St. Louis team will also be the first female-majority owned soccer expansion as well. The team will be one of the few female-led groups in all of the pro-sports.