Sacramento council unanimously approves soccer deal, gets immediate praise from MLS

The Sacramento Bee

Is Sacramento finally about to become a Major League Soccer city?

That question could be answered as early as next week in Los Angeles, when the MLS board of governors meets behind closed doors to discuss adding another franchise to the fast-growing league.

In an 11th-hour move to improve its chances of being chosen, Sacramento tossed a $33 million deal-sweetener into the mix: The Sacramento City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to approve an incentive package to help a local investment group build streets and other infrastructure around a privately financed $252 million soccer stadium in the downtown railyard.

The league released a statement immediately after the council’s vote applauding the deal.

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