Sports Economist Says Major League Soccer Will Bring New Investment To Sacramento Monday, October 21, 2019 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. A rendering for the Sacramento Republic's proposed Major League Soccer stadium in the Downtown Railyards, released April 2, 2019.Sacramento Republic FC It’s close to official: Sacramento getting a Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The new stadium that is slated to accompany the franchise — MLS #29 — is poised to expand the city’s downtown core into the Railyards. But with Kaiser Permanente, new housing, retail and a new courthouse coming to the area, as well, will the Railyards become a destination hotspot or a place to avoid on game days? Sports economist Patrick Rishe joins Insight to weigh in on what an MLS team and stadium could do for a city like Sacramento. He’s Director of the Sports Business Program and Professor of Practice in Sports Business at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.