Nashville named finalist city in bid for Major League Soccer team


Nashville has been named one of four finalists in the bid for a Major League Soccer team.

Music City is among Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento vying for a team.

“We are excited to be headed back to New York for this next opportunity to strengthen the case that Nashville belongs in the first expansion round. From soccer fans to elected leaders, Nashville has demonstrated an unprecedented level of enthusiasm for bringing MLS to the city.” - MLS2Nashville

Leaders are set to meet with the MLS Expansion Committee on Dec. 6. Nashville will be represented by John Ingram, Chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. and CEO Nashville Soccer Holdings, the Wilf Family, owners of the Minnesota Vikings and the Turner Family, managing Partners of MarketStreet Enterprises.

The matter will be further discussed by MLS's Board of Governors in NYC on Dec. 14.

Two expansion teams are up for grabs.

The resolution supporting Nashville's proposed $275 million soccer stadium was approved by Metro Council on Nov. 7.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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