Raleigh making push for Major League Soccer team

Bid to bring major league soccer to Charlotte in the spotlight once again

Bid to bring major league soccer to Charlotte in the spotlight once again

Higher-ups from Major League Soccer are in Charlotte for an first-hand look at the bid for an expansion team.

"Now is the right time for Charlotte with Major League Soccer", Smith said prior to the uptown rally.

"It was a positive visit", said league President, Abbott, who said the officials had toured the city, including the proposed site for the stadium on the grounds of what is now Memorial Stadium in Elizabeth.

The events were well choreographed with logos, themes, and green and white color-coordinated scarfs. There were no formal meetings with Charlotte city leaders.

MLS officials are in Charlotte on Tuesday, touring the city.

In between these two milestones in the MLS bid, Mike Collins talks with the local group seeking the expansion team, as well as members of the City Council and county commission.

Asked if he would go it alone if government funding doesn't go through, Marcus Smith said, "We'll have to cross that bridge when we come to it". Councilman James Mitchell, chair of the economic development committee, has said there still aren't enough votes in favor of using city tourism tax dollars for a stadium.

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