St. Pete has Major League Soccer fever. In 2016, Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ — currently part of the USL — owner Bill Edwards revealed renderings for a new and improved Al Lang Stadium. The renovations are part of an overall #MLS2STPETE campaign to elevate the green and gold soccer squad to the major leagues.
On March 2, City Council members voted to approve and set the Al Lang Stadium special election for May 2. The vote allows local residents to give the City the power to negotiate a long-term use agreement — cannot exceed 25 years — for Al Lang Stadium.
The proposed agreement would designate Al Lang’s main purpose to be the home for a potential Major League Soccer team. Bill Edwards will cover the entire cost of the May 2 election, noted the Rowdies in a release.
Tampa Bay’s Major League Soccer aspirations are fueled by season ticket sales. Show your support for our local soccer team by purchasing yours today.