San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman has reached an agreement with the city of San Antonio and Bexar County to purchase Toyota Field for $21 million. They will then lease the venue to Spurs Sports and Entertainment.
The news was made official at a press conference at the San Antonio International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Some other news made in the announcement was the plans to expand Toyota Field as part of the city’s plan to bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to San Antonio.
What will happen with the San Antonio Scorpions is not currently clear as of yet.
According to Chris Hockmon of the San Antonio Soccer Examiner, it is unlikely the team will survive. Hartman had previously said he would not sell the stadium if the team did not come with it.
Officials for Spurs Sports and Entertainment were not present at the press conference and neither was Hartman. However, it seems obvious that SS&E would want a say about who will and who won’t be playing in the stadium they are leasing.
More news is expected in the coming days.