City Council Moves Ahead With Downtown Soccer StAdium Plans

Developer Wants To Bring An MLS Team To Town

June 05, 2019 - 7:48 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Las Vegas City Council has given the go ahead to explore building a soccer stadium on the site currently occupied by Cashman Field.

The field used to be home to Las Vegas' minor league baseball franchise but the team began play in the Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin this season. It’s current tenant the Las Vegas Lights of the United Soccer League

Wednesday the Council unanimously approved to enter into an agreement with a Boston billionaire who wants to build a soccer stadium on the Cashman Field Site. The Renaissance Companies Inc. now has 90 days to draw up plans to present to the Council before anything else moves forward. It's expected that the cost to build a new stadium would cost around $200 million. The expansion fee for an MLS team is currently $250 million. 

The Las Vegas Review Journal reported Wednesday the the owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, Bill Foley, has also expressed interest in owning an MLS team, with that team playing in the new Raiders Stadium. The Raiders are reportedly open to the idea, with the new soccer team considered a stadium tenant.