Austin City Council delays vote on MLS stadium proposal

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Council put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season.The council met for several hours Thursday night to vote on a plan to let Crew owner Anthony Precourt build a 20,000-seat, $200 million privately-funding stadium on city land.Precourt has been exploring moving one of MLS' founding clubs to Austin since 2017. He earlier in the day urged council members to adopt what he called the "most favorable" stadium deal for any MLS city.The Austin proposal is strongly supported by Mayor Steve Adler. But it has faced tough resistance from some council members who question whether the land could be better used for...

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Austin City Council delays vote on MLS stadium proposal

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