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Sacramento Moves Closer To Major League Soccer Franchise With Stadium Proposal

Sacramento Republic FC

A rendering for the Sacramento Republic's proposed Major League Soccer stadium in the Downtown Railyards, released April 2, 2019.

Sacramento Republic FC

On Thursday, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and officials from Sacramento Republic FC announced a proposal to develop a new soccer stadium in the Railyards area. The plan featrues an incentive package from the city worth an estimated $33 million, which includes rebates on property taxes, waived fees and administrative costs.

The plan will be up for a vote during Tuesday’s city council meeting, where it is expected to pass because the benefits package doesn’t include cash payments. If approved, it will be a crucial step in Sacramento’s bid to be awarded an MLS professional soccer franchise.

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