Charlotte's MLS Expansion Bid Dead, City Council Member Confirms
Charlotte's bid for an MLS expansion team is "dead." City council member James Mitchell said that the "combination of upcoming elections and a competing bid by Nashville dashed any remaining hopes." Tension and "disagreement last summer between city and county government over funding the stadium started the backslide." Mitchell today said that city administrators and Charlotte's economic development committee have "run out of time and won't be able to cobble together a proposal by December" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/23).