Nashville awarded a Major League Soccer club, announcement coming

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Meanwhile, Nashville fans appear to have a reason to celebrate.

The commissioner of Major League Soccer is scheduled to make a "significant" announcement in Nashville on Wednesday.

The press conference will be at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville at 4 p.m.

The development comes amid an intense competition between four cities for two expansion bids.

The first part of that decision, per multiple sources, will occur Wednesday in Nashville with the announcement of its expansion. In just two seasons as a franchise, the club is bringing in more fans a game than several MLS cities.

The league all but confirmed Tuesday morning that the Nashville bid fronted by billionaire John Ingram and supported by the Wilf brothers, who own the Minnesota Vikings, has been accepted.

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Last month, Metro Council approved $225 million in bond funding for a proposed soccer stadium to be built at the Nashville fairgrounds.

Both the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators have been supportive of Ingram's push for MLS.

Although Nashville was already primed for a USL franchise, Hagerty argued then that Nashville faced a fast-closing window if it ever wanted MLS, and that the city had to move immediately.

Days later, Nashville was named one of 10 cities in the running for MLS expansion.



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