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Depending on the day, anyone in a several-mile radius can see that a stadium is being constructed in North Austin near the Domain.

“It’s a pretty rewarding emotion,” Austin FC president Andy Loughnane said. “Just in the last two weeks alone we’ve gone vertical quickly. I think the community is probably starting to become aware that this is real.”

…There are about 450 construction workers on site six days a week (Sundays off), Loughnane said, with six cranes currently in

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Stoppage Time 2/1/20

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Austin Bold FC’s 2020 roster is taking shape:

The Austin Bold filled the most glaring hole in its roster on Tuesday, announcing the signing of left back Ismaila Jome.

Jome, who played for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in 2019, will add a new dimension to the Bold, providing balance with his 6-foot-1 frame, speed and accurate left foot… The Gambia native grew up near

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Unquestionable Ambition

We are still a year away from watching our city’s first major league team take the pitch, yet Austin FC has already charted an ambitious start. For those of you that have followed sports in Austin over the last few decades, you know that securing a stadium has been the largest hurdle for any professional sports organization searching for sustainable success.

Austin FC has not only secured a stadium site, and inside Austin’s city limits at that, they have broken … Read the rest “Unquestionable Ambition”

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Stoppage Time 12/14/19

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Giovanni Reyna, the 17-year-old son of Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna, is following in his father’s cleat-steps. He’s even been making waves with Borussia Dortmund’s U19s:

Reyna scored two goals and registered two assists, helping Dortmund to a 5-1 win over Slavia Praha. With the win, Dortmund advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament, the youth version of the UEFA

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Stoppage Time 9/28/19

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Local leaders, SXSW, ACL Fest join in opposition to Proposition A – A pretty top-tier list of local organizations that think this is a Bad Idea.

[Prop A supporter Francoise] Luca added that she still has hope that Proposition A could challenge the McKalla Place stadium deal and Austin FC. In a statement to KXAN on Aug. 27, Two Oaks Ventures, which owns Austin FC,

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Stoppage Time 9/13/19

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Listen. There was really only one story that dominated our reading this week. Here’s the roundup on a bunch of the coverage of Austin FC’s groundbreaking ceremony at McKalla Place:

MLS: Austin FC breaks ground on $242 million stadium, set to open in 2021

“We want a team, we want a stadium, and we want an experience that helps us grow the legend that is

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Austin Soccer Stadiums Past, Present, & Future

Soccer supporters in Austin have chased the game all over town, this past decade:

Dragon Stadium (Round Rock HS)

Nelson Field (John H. Reagan HS)

House Park (Austin ISD)

Mike A. Myers Stadium (UT)

Shoal Creek (during its temporary expansion)

Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (RRISD)

Bold Stadium (Circuit of the Americas)

Some of these are clearly better than others. House Park has a certain shabby-chic 1930s charm, but the high-school football fields generally were very, very far from ideal. The … Read the rest “Austin Soccer Stadiums Past, Present, & Future”

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Still Nothing Concrete in Stadium Search

The Austin American-Statesman published a story yesterday with news of progress – or lack thereof – in the Austin soccer stadium search: Aztex still seeking a place to call home.

Seven months after the franchise announced it was shutting down for a year, the Austin Aztex still need to find a stadium solution before they possibly return to the United Soccer League in 2017.

Owner Rene van de Zande said Aztex management is exploring three or four undisclosed options

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On the Record: an Interview with the Aztex

In the wake of last month’s news that the Austin Aztex would be on hiatus in 2016, with a planned reentry to USL competition in 2017, many questions came up about the club’s surprise announcement. Violet Crown Soccer had the opportunity to sit down at The Tavern last week with Aztex owner and CEO Rene van de Zande, founder David Markley and General Manager Roberto Pinto da Silva, Jr., and ask some of those questions.

It’s clear that the group … Read the rest “On the Record: an Interview with the Aztex”

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What Swope Park and Titan Village Tell Us

This USL offseason we’ve seen several new teams join the league for 2016. Though it will be at least a year before we see them play against an Austin side, there are aspects of a couple of these announcements that stand out.

One new entrant is Sporting Kansas City’s new team: the Swope Park Rangers. The reception of this new club’s name, logo, and branding has been very positive, and with the solid SKC organization behind them, success is … Read the rest “What Swope Park and Titan Village Tell Us”