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Funding Approved For Orlando Downtown MLS Stadium

County commissioners on Tuesday approved $20 million in tourism taxes to be used toward the funding of an $84 million downtown Orlando Major League Soccer stadium, clearing the last hurdle for the city to be the home of the league’s next expansion franchise.

10/22/2013

MLS President Mark Abbott looks on as the snow falls prior to the start of the match between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United at Red Bull Arena on November 7, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

MLS President: Funding Approval Means Orlando Team

Major League Soccer President Mark Abbott says that if Orlando’s county commission approves a funding plan for a new downtown soccer stadium, the league will move quickly to draw up an agreement to award it an expansion franchise.

98.7 The Fan–10/22/2013

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