Las Vegas council to vote on allowing minor league soccer team to play at Cashman Field
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) —
The Las Vegas City Council is set to vote on allowing a minor league professional soccer team to play at Cashman Field next year.
If the measure is approved, an expansion team for the United Soccer League could start playing in downtown Las Vegas as early as next spring.
USL currently has 32 teams across the country, including a club in Reno.
Brett Lashbrook is the man behind the pro soccer push.
“I don't understand how Las Vegas doesn't have professional soccer. It doesn't make sense and we need to right that wrong,” said Lashbrook.
At Las Vegas Sportspark, parents and kids alike are eager to see a professional team make Cashman Field their home.
“It'd be pretty cool because they used to be like you ... and you can become them,” said 11-year-old Troy Smith, who plays in a summer soccer camp at Las Vegas Sportspark. “I think it’s fun because you can also learn from just watching and how they move and what skills they do.”
Meir Cohen is President of the Las Vegas Sportspark. He says the culture of Las Vegas in terms of sports is changing.
“We want to make sure that thousands of kids in our city will have a professional team to cheer for. USL is a good step because down the road, MLS is coming as well,” said Cohen.
The Las Vegas City Council is set to vote on the lease agreement Wednesday morning.