Bill Foley is looking at landing a Las Vegas MLS team

Do we have another Clark County vs. City of Las Vegas battle on tap?

Mayor Carolyn Goodman is working on a plan to build a soccer only stadium downtown on the Cashman site in the hopes than Vegas could land an MLS expansion team.

Now Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has thrown his hat into the ring with the idea that the MLS team could play its games at the new Raiders Stadium.

“We have 365 days a year to fill in the stadium,” Raider owners Mark Davis said. “We will hopefully be using it for eight (regular-season) dates plus all our playoff games. So that leaves around 353, and then there is (UNLV football).

“Major League Soccer and other events would be at the top off our list to help fill those remaining dates. We are open to listening to anything. We owe that to ourselves and the community.”

When asked if the Raiders and Foley had engaged in talks about an MLS franchise playing in the stadium, Davis said: “I’d prefer not to speak about anyone who has approached us.”

Goodman also try to get her Cashman site into the mix when the state and Raiders were deciding on a site for the new 65,000 seat stadium. They eventually chose the 62-acre lot across from Mandalay Bay.

Last month on 8News Now, Foley spoke about his desire to bring MLS to the valley.

 

Mayor Goodman also try to get her Cashman site into the mix when the state and Raiders were deciding on a site for the new 65,000 seat stadium. They eventually chose the 62-acre lot across from Mandalay Bay

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