City holding Major League Soccer open meetings to get input

Major League Soccer is looking to come to town but the big question is what do Austinites think? The city is holding a few open meetings to see what people want.

McKalla Place in northwest Austin is where the stadium could be built if a MLS team comes. The location was finally settled on after months of debate on where to build the stadium.

Ever since the announcement was made back in October that Austin could be getting the team there has been a lot of mixed feelings. 

The people of Austin are invited to participate in open discussions about the chance of the stadium being built on publicly owned land.

Back in March, Austin City Council passed a resolution directing city staff to start some type of community engagement process to see if Austinites are fans of the idea.

The $200 million stadium would be built for the Columbus Crew soccer team but it would also be used fo a variety of other community events.

There are two sessions where you can voice your opinion tonight. THe first starts at 6 p.m. and the other session is at 7 p.m. Both will be at the Northwest Recreation Center Gym off Northland Drive.

The third and final meeting is May 10 which will be at the Montopolis Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All input received at the meetings will be in the city's report which is due June 1.