SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC RELEASE PLANS FOR NEW MLS STADIUM

Sacramento Republic have released plans to build a stadium that could see them become an MLS franchise in the near future.

The Californian club announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with landowners to begin work on a new 20,000-seater venue in the downtown railyard.

The club are receiving a visit from MLS chiefs on Thursday as part of an assessment that could see them join the league in the coming seasons.

Sacramento only moved into their Bonney Field home back in June, after it took just three-and-a-half months to construct the 8,000-seater venue.

A statement from Kevin Nagle, the lead investor in Sacramento's expansion bid, read: “The soccer stadium will serve as a catalyst of this development and be a key attraction forrecruiting a vibrant workforce to live, work and play in our city.”

Posted on 18/09/2014