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Should Austin get a Major League Soccer franchise, it will be called Austin FC, Precourt Sports Ventures announced Wednesday.

For the uninitiated, FC stands for "football club."

The Austin City Council voted to move ahead in negotiations with Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Ventures to build a 20,000-seat stadium near the Domain.

The Austin City Council could vote today on whether to bring Major League Soccer to North Austin.

Precourt Sports Ventures is hoping to move the professional soccer team in Columbus, Ohio, to a team-built stadium on city-owned land near the Domain. Precourt and city staff released updated terms on a deal late Wednesday. During its meeting today, the council will weigh the costs and benefits to the public, and if the measure passes, the team now known as the Columbus Crew could be calling Austin home.

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The Austin City Council has put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger the Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season.

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The City of Austin late Friday released the terms of its deal with Precourt Sports Ventures for construction and management of a Major League Soccer stadium in Austin. Precourt owns the Columbus Crew soccer team and wants to move the Crew from Ohio to Texas.

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Austin is one step closer to having a Major League Soccer team, although perhaps not as close as Columbus Crew owners might hope.

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The owners of Columbus Crew unveiled a new proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Austin, Texas, featuring a music performance space, parking garage, bicycle valet and up to 130 affordable housing units.

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The 10th District Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an attempt to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Columbus Crew owners.

A  rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in Austin.
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Property near the Domain is a "suitable site" for a Major League Soccer stadium, city staff said today as they released an official report on a proposal to bring a team to Austin.

The Columbus Crew, the Major League Soccer team with hopes of moving to Austin, has released new artist renderings of its proposed stadium by the Domain.

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The owners of the Columbus Crew SC unveiled their plans for a proposed stadium in Austin, Texas, this week. Precourt Sports Ventures expects to pitch the plan to the city within the next two weeks.

Precourt Sports Ventures has released a proposed site plan for a new soccer stadium on city-owned land in North Austin at McKalla Place.

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Potential buyers of Columbus Crew will have the chance to see the team's financial records, according to emails filed with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.