Preconstruction site preparation will begin “immediately” for a $250 million, 20,000 plus set stadium in Sacramento to house a major league soccer team.
The announcement that the franchise will be awarded to an organization led by Los Angeles businessman Ron Burkle and Kevin Nagle from Sacramento was expected today (Aug. 21), the Sacramento Bee has reported.
Major League Soccer had announced on Aug. 20 that Commissioner Don Garber will be in Sacramento on Monday alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor Darrell Steinberg to make what the league calls a major announcement.
The Burkle group has been in negotiations with MLS league officials on final deal terms since late April.
That group has said it plans to begin pre-construction site preparation immediately on a $250 million, 20,000-plus seat stadium on undeveloped land in the downtown railyard east of Seventh Street.