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YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE - PRESIDENT/MAYOR of YOUR TOWN says HE/SHE's "very bullish" on YOUR CITY as a spot to possibly expand Major League Soccer, and TEAM OWNER operating manager of the TEAM IN YOUR GENERAL AREA, plans to meet with YOUR MAYOR/PRESIDENT next week to discuss HIS/HER leagues current situation and start talks on building a stadium specifically for soccer.
Currently, The YOUR TEAM has a five-year sub-lease from the YOUR GOVERNMENT to play home games at CITY FIELD THAT DOESN'T ALLOW BEER SALES, but TEAM OWNER says a lack of parking and concession revenues, along with limited sponsorship at the recreational fields, aren't ideal, FICTIONAL NEWS AGENCY reports.
TEAM OWNER also said it costs $5,000 per game to rent CITY FIELD, and with additional personnel costs that send the cost soaring above $20,000, it's "not a sustainable situation."
The league can end its five-year deal with no penalty if a new stadium is built, but that hinges specifically on convincing everyone in the city that using taxpayer money for something that is almost certainly not going to happen is a good idea.
The CURRENT LEAGUE ORGANIZATION has requested that its franchises build their own stadiums by 2020. TEAM OWNER envisions starting with a 9,000-seat facility, and with the MLS in mind, having the potential to expand it to 20,000 seats.
"QUOTE GOES HERE" - TEAM OWNER
YOUR CITY is also in a race against other cities that might build stadiums for their own teams but will never get an MLS franchise until their ownership has a billion dollars and all the trendy cities are flourishing, including JUST PICK THREE CITIES OUT OF A HAT, THEY AREN'T GETTING AN MLS TEAM ANYWAY.
"If one of them gets an MLS team, I doubt that another one does," TEAM OWNER said.
As FICTIONAL NEWS AGENCY never previously reported, a study that was conducted earlier this year showed that a Major League Soccer franchise has the most potential — out of any other professional sports franchises — to survive in YOUR CITY.