Austin, the eleventh-largest city in the United States, is by far the largest without a professional sports franchise. If you skip Fort Worth (to whom we’ll award joint custody of the Dallas teams, especially the ones that play in Arlington), it’s alone among the twenty biggest cities in the country in that regard. Sports fans can watch UT’s various teams, but not everyone in the city has a relationship to that institution, and the lack of pro sports has long been a factor in Austin’s identity. On Wednesday, though, Austin’s city council took a major step to change that, voting to approve a stadium deal with Precourt Sports Ventures, the owner of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew. Rumors of the Crew’s interest popped up in…View Original Post
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