SAN ANTONIO – Spurs Sports & Entertainment officially submitted an application on Tuesday to be considered for expansion by Major League Soccer.
The company owns and operates San Antonio Football Club (SAFC), the city’s soccer team that currently plays in the USL.
SS&E issued a statement that read:
“Spurs Sports & Entertainment has submitted its application for Major League Soccer’s expansion process.
We want to thank Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, our corporate partners and all of our supporters for their collaboration.
We are a unified community and remain convinced an MLS franchise would be a huge asset to San Antonio and great addition to the league.”
San Antonio’s application was one of 12 received by MLS on Tuesday.
The league currently has 20 teams, but plans to expand to 28 teams by 2020.
Minnesota United FC, Atlanta United and Los Angeles FC have all been awarded expansion franchises, bringing the league to 23 teams.
Miami was awarded a franchise, but the project has been delayed.
The expansion fee could be anywhere from $150 to $200 million.
SS&E would also have to add additional seating to Toyota Field, where the SAFC plays its home games.