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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials seeking to attract a Major League Soccer team to San Antonio have a field and a 20-year lease.
Spurs Sports & Entertainment on Tuesday announced an agreement with Bexar (bayr) County and the city to operate a soccer franchise at Toyota Field in 2016.
The $18 million Toyota Field, with a seating capacity for 8,500, is owned by San Antonio and the county.
SS&E agreed to a 20-year lease to run all operations within Toyota Field, while also pursuing an MLS franchise. Spurs Sports & Entertainment plans to operate a minor league USL franchise next year.
Toyota Field has been home of the Scorpions of the North American Soccer League.
SS&E owns the San Antonio Spurs, the San Antonio Rampage, the San Antonio Stars and the Austin Spurs.
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