The group looking to bring professional soccer to The Triangle has chosen a state-government owned site in downtown Raleigh for the proposed $150 million stadium. The proposed site is the former Devereux Meadow baseball park (located where Capital Boulevard and Peace Street meet), which was demolished in 1979 in order to make room for Raleigh's sanitation vehicles.
As the Triangle Business Journal states, "The project still has hundreds of hurdles to leap before any negotiating or site planning can begin, but Redmond says they've gotten positive feedback from the state officials they have talked to so far." The MLS plans to add 4 more franchises, announcing 2 this year and 2 in years following. The decision on the first 2 teams is expected by the end of 2017. Stay tuned for more updates as they're released, but we're hoping Raleigh is chosen as one of the spots for a new team!