Precourt Sports Ventures is shifting its focus north.
Anthony Precourt, CEO of PSV, released a statement Thursday saying the property at McKalla Place near the Domain is now the primary location where he hopes to build a 20,000-seat soccer stadium.
“We’ve heard the concerns about a possible site for a stadium,” the statement read,”We're impressed with the potential at McKalla Place and believe we could create a privately funded, world-class soccer stadium there.”
The statement went on to say that PSV is looking to work with the City of Austin to assess the site and is also planning to share a list of benefits MLS could bring to the community and youth players in and around the city.
The Austin American-Statesman reported that Council Member Kathie Tovo is expected to draft a resolution about having city staff work with PSV about investigating the site. It will be presented at the meeting on March 22.
PSV originally had locations at Butler Shores and Guerrero Park at the top of its location list. Butler Shores was pulled from consideration in late January and the Parks and Recreation Board recommended Guerrero Park be removed from consideration on Feb. 23.
The protests and speed bumps have not dampened PSV’s projected optimism.
“We continue to believe Major League Soccer can integrate into the heart and soul of the Austin community,” Precourt said in the statement. “Soccer is inclusive and celebratory, so we want to shift the focus onto the long-term benefits of a location that works for everybody.”