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Spurs Sports and Entertainment announces USL franchise for 2016

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Spurs Sports and Entertainment reached an agreement with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to begin a USL franchise in 2016. (Photo by Billy Calzada / San Antonio Express-News)
Spurs Sports and Entertainment reached an agreement with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio to begin a USL franchise in 2016. (Photo by Billy Calzada / San Antonio Express-News)

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.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m very happy that San Antonio is moving forward in its quest for an MLS franchise through the USL, however we should really try to keep the Scorpions name and logo. Is there any way this can be done? I’m sure many of the fans out there love this name and logo also.

    • Christopher, Hartman owns the rights to the Scorpions and said in at the pres conference that he will still try to keep the Scorpions in the NASL. So from the sounds of it, I don’t think so. It’s highly likely SS&E will give the team a new name, logo and colors.

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