MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Professional soccer is coming to the bluff city. Tuesday afternoon, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland confirmed the United Soccer League, or USL, will expand to Memphis.
Mayor Strickland says more details about the ownership group and where the soccer team will play will be announced in the coming months.
He says another pro-team in Memphis will help the city's bottom line and another tourism option.
"The economic opportunity that will drive, you know, 6-7,000 people going to a game, spending their money, having fun, it makes Memphis more attractive,” says Strickland. “People from outside Memphis want to come visit us, the people in Memphis will enjoy it, there's a lot of soccer players in Memphis, so it's just a win-win."
The USL formed in 2010 and recently expanded from 12 to 30 teams in both the United States and Canada.
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