We're another big step closer to having an MLS team in Philadelphia. It's hard to keep track of exactly what all the recent progress in stadium-building plans has amounted to, but the agreements reported yesterday do make it sound like the barriers to a Chester waterfront stadium are being overcome. Alex Rose of the Delaware County Daily Times reports that an investment group has agreed to $30 million in additional funding for the stadium project, which Delaware County Council Chairman Andy Reilly says "is the culmination of over a month’s worth of
negotiations, and it’s a major step forward in bringing Major League
Soccer to Delaware County and the Philadelphia region.”
Big ups to the Daily Times and the Daily News for doing such a good job tracking this story for us Delco/Philly soccer fans. It's been a long, continuing story with only paperwork milestones so far, but they've kept the awareness high. See Alex's article and a piece by Bill Bender in today's Daily News for details on what the stadium could mean for local development along the river. It's a really encouraging story for an area that could use a boost.
>>Delco's Field of Dreams in Chester gets closer to reality [DelcoTimes]
>>Delco lining up on soccer plans [Daily News]
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