Major League Soccer Looks to St. Paul for Stadium Site
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Major League Soccer executives plan to meet with St. Paul officials as they look for a site to build a soccer stadium in Minnesota.
MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott says now that the July 1 deadline for a stadium plan in Minneapolis has passed, the league will turn its attention to St. Paul. Abbott says he wants to meet with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman in order to determine if the league should continue to consider Minnesota as a potential expansion market.
He also left the door open for Minneapolis to come back with a late bid on a proposed stadium near Target Field.
An investor group led by former UnitedHealth Group CEO Bill McGuire says a public subsidy package is needed to build the $120 million soccer stadium.