After months of speculation and rumors, the future of soccer in San Antonio was finally answered on Tuesday and it has fans excited for what is coming in the next few months.
Spurs Sports and Entertainment has reached an agreement with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to bring a United Soccer League franchise to the Alamo City, it has been announced.
“We have taken a major and historic step toward acquiring an MLS franchise that will put Bexar County on the world stage,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “Through this unique partnership with the City of San Antonio, we are proving we are ready to support a professional team representing the most popular sport in the world.”
The news also means the San Antonio Scorpions club is no more. While it may not be the end of the Scorpions as a team, it is the end of their time in the Alamo City. In their four years, the Scorpions finished with a record of 45-41-25 and the 2014 NASL Championship. The team also won a Fall Season title that same year.
“We applaud the cooperation and community-minded approach that led to this agreement,” said Gordon Hartman, owner of the San Antonio Scorpions and CEO of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. “We believe Soccer for a Cause, our effort to bring exciting professional soccer to San Antonio and to benefit non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland and the special-needs community, has clearly achieved its goals.”
Scorpions fans who purchased season tickets for the 2016 season can get a full refund if they are not buying tickets for USL. Fans who are interested in season tickets can go online to USLSanAntonio.com to purchase or call 210-444-5657.
The announcement of the team name, colors, logo and Head Coach are all expected to be early in the new year.