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Home of Storm Chasers Getting Upgrades to Make Room for Pro Soccer

Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) is undergoing a $2.4 million renovation to make room for Nebraska’s first professional soccer team — the Union Omaha (United Soccer League).  Read more here.

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Rays Buying Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rays struck a deal to buy the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club they say was made only to get into the soccer business and has no connection to the effort to find new home for their baseball team.  The deal includes at least short-term control of downtown waterfront Al Lang Stadium.  Read more here.

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Sounders Partner with Rainiers to Bring USL to Tacoma

The Seattle Sounders FC (Major League Soccer) and Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) have reached a preliminary deal on building a 5,000 seat soccer-specific stadium in Tacoma (WA) to host the Sounders 2 USL team.  The Rainiers would run the business side of the team, while the Sounders would handle soccer operations.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Development Opportunity for Boise Hawks, Pro Soccer?

Boise Hawks LogoUnited Soccer League President Jake Edwards is keen to place a minor league team in Boise.  Portland Timbers President of Soccer and General Manager Gavin Wilkinson wants to be involved in a USL team in Boise for his MLS franchise.  Read more here.

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