Plans for the relocation of Columbus Crew SC to Austin drew additional opposition on Saturday as over 60 folks protested a possible stadium website within the Texas capital.
These gathered objected to the usage of public parkland for Precourt Sports activities Ventures’ exploratory plans to maneuver the MLS workforce from Columbus. PSV has stated it’s exploring twin choices for a brand new stadium in each cities.
In Austin, PSV has provided to construct a privately financed stadium however discovering a location has confirmed troublesome. From its preliminary record of 5 places, Precourt is now down to 2: Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park in east Austin and McKalla Place in north Austin.
The protesters at Guerrero Park on Saturday stated they wished to protect the realm.
“It truly is a shock to me to suppose that we at the moment are going to say that we may give a few of our parkland away,” Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gomez stated, in response to the Austin American-Statesman.
“No means. We’re paying taxes for that land, and we need to hold it for households on this neighborhood.”
PSV eliminated its most popular possibility at Butler Shores Metropolitan Park final week following comparable complaints.
On Friday, the Austin Parks and Recreation Division requested the Metropolis Council to delay discussions on any stadium website whereas it performed a “neighborhood engagement” program that would take three months. PSV launched a press release saying it had anticipated a postponement.
The possession group has additionally reportedly begun talks with new traders eager about retaining the workforce in Columbus.
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