LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with negotiations to build a new stadium to attract a Major League Soccer team.
The vote allows the city council to enter exclusive negotiations with the Renaissance Company to redevelop Cashman Center, the current home of Las Vegas Lights FC in the United Soccer League.
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously votes to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Renaissance Company for redevelopment of Cashman Center to include 25,000 seat retractable roof stadium to attract MLS team.— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) June 5, 2019
This will be a retractable field, not a retractable roof. The CEO misspoke in the council meeting and clarified afterwards with media.— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) June 5, 2019
Proposed changes include a 25,000 seat stadium with a retractable field.
MLS would still have to agree to bring a team to Las Vegas. However, the Vegas Golden Knights are considering bringing a franchise to the valley.
"We are exploring the possibility of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas," a team spokesman said in a statement. "We do not have any additional comment at this time."