In a statement released Thursday, Precourt Sports Ventures aid they are "impressed with the potential at McKalla Place" as a possible site for a new Major League Soccer Stadium in Austin.

The announcement comes after Ohio officials filed a lawsuit to keep MLS team from moving to Austin on Monday.


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“We continue to believe Major League Soccer can integrate into the heart and soul of the Austin community," said Anthony Precourt, CEO of Precourt Sports Ventures. "We’ve heard the concerns about a possible site for a stadium. Soccer is inclusive and celebratory, so we want to shift the focus onto the long-term benefits of a location that works for everybody."

Precourt said he is looking forward to working with the city as they assess the viability of the site and building a privately funded soccer stadium there.

"One of the most exciting things we’ll do is to share with the community a detailed list of benefits Major League Soccer could bring to Austin, especially to young people," he said.

Precourt also mentioned struggles children in East Austin face when trying to get access to soccer.

"We want to help with that and a number of other important issues in this wonderful city,” he said.