News Ticker


Steinberg Expresses Confidence at Region Builders 'BBQ in the Stadium' on MLS Prospects

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg expressed confidence on Wednesday night on the city's prospects of landing an expansion franchise of Major League Soccer.

Steinberg made the comments as the featured speaker at Region Builders BBQ in the Stadium dinner event held at Cal Expo. Region Builders is part of the Sacramento-based Region Business construction and business advocacy group. 

Speaking to an audience of close to 1,000 people, Steinberg recognized the role Region Builders played in keeping the Sacramento Kings from relocating and the construction of downtown Sacramento's Golden 1 Center. Following those comments, Steinberg quickly pivoted to the city's pursuit of an MLS expansion team and a proposed new stadium in the Sacramento Railyard development on the north side of downtown. 

As part of the event, Steinberg noted guests would also be attending the soccer match at Papa Murphy's Stadium at Cal Expo between Sacramento Republic FC and Real Monarchs of Salt Lake City.

"Right now it is not Major League Soccer, but enjoy the great minor league stuff while you can," he said. "Because pretty soon Sacramento is going to be a Major League Soccer city." 

Steinberg went on to say "we are not over the finish line yet and there is lot more work to do," but said the prospects are looking very good.  

According to one source's expansion power ranking Sacramento is the leading candidate to be granted a franchise, followed by Miami, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Nashville and Detroit. An expansion announcement from MLS Commissioner Don Garber is expected this December, and if Sacramento is selected, the proposed stadium could be constructed and open in time for the 2020 season.

Share This:

No Comment to " Steinberg Expresses Confidence at Region Builders 'BBQ in the Stadium' on MLS Prospects "

No vulgarity in your comments. If you use it, it will be deleted.

  • To add an Emoticons Show Icons
  • To add code Use [pre]code here[/pre]
  • To add an Image Use [img]IMAGE-URL-HERE[/img]
  • To add Youtube video just paste a video link like