LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro Council has voted 23-2 to approve $30 million in bonds to build a soccer stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood.
Louisville City Football Club brings an average of 8,000 fans to each game, and they're looking for a new home fast. The team currently plays at Louisville Slugger Field, but by 2020, they must have their own soccer-specific stadium.
The vote by Metro Council was the next step in that process.
Shortly after the vote, Mayor Greg Fischer released a statement: “I’m pleased that the Metro Council voted to approve this public-private partnership that takes an underused, very visible swath of land and creates a vibrant new soccer stadium district that builds on the city’s momentum and creates over 1,700 jobs. This is a smart opportunity, and when smart opportunities to move our city forward come up, we grab them.”
Goal! Big win for our city and economy as Metro Council approves soccer stadium project— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) October 27, 2017