Sources: Golden Knights' Foley Wants MLS Team In Las Vegas
Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley has "engaged in discussions the past several months to land an MLS team that would play in the new Raiders stadium," according to sources cited by Graney & Gotz of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. While Foley could not be reached for comment, Raiders Owner Mark Davis "did not discount the idea of the team's 65,000-seat domed stadium ... being home to the MLS." He said, "We have 365 days a year to fill in the stadium. We will hopefully be using it for eight (regular-season) dates plus all our playoff games. So that leaves around 353." Davis: "Major League Soccer and other events would be at the top of our list to help fill those remaining dates." Asked if the Raiders and Foley had been in talks over an MLS team, Davis said he would "prefer not to speak about anyone who has approached us." A source said that Foley "could potentially partner with another party -- not the Raiders -- on the MLS deal." Foley's interest comes as the Las Vegas City Council today is considering "whether or not to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Renaissance Companies Inc. on a deal to build a new MLS stadium on the site of Cashman Field" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 6/5). The REVIEW-JOURNAL's Bradley & Gotz list cities Las Vegas will "compete with" for an MLS franchise (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 6/5).