Mayor Roberts cancels Friday Council meeting on Major League Soccer

Gregg Watkins
gregg.watkins@charlottenc.gov
1/26/2017

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We are canceling the City Council Friday 4 p.m. meeting scheduled to discuss the MLS deal.

Over the past several days, we have been discussing this opportunity, and while this is very promising, it is clear that we are not prepared to move forward at this time on the current soccer proposal.

The Council is interested in a future opportunity to pursue Major League Soccer with more information and time to allow for interactive dialogue with the community and appropriate due diligence on our part.

Any major decision we make needs to be considered as part of the bigger picture as we serve our entire community. Continued partnerships with sports positively impacts many of the initiatives we are working on, and we need to be diligent in planning a future where everyone wins.

We very much look forward to continued discussions.

Thank you.