by DAVE MARTINEZ
The San Antonio Spurs are the new operators of Toyota Field and a new USL club.
Toyota Field, of course, is the former home of the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions.
Where does that leave the Scorpions and NASL?
That situation was addressed Tuesday afternoon in a press release from the NASL offices:
[colored_box color=”blue”]San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman informed the NASL that his business transaction with the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and Spurs Sports and Entertainment has resulted in the sale of Toyota Field and S.T.A.R. Soccer Complex. The NASL is working with Hartman to determine the future of the San Antonio Scorpions.
We are proud that the NASL has been able to make a significant contribution to the special needs community and the league is grateful to the fans of San Antonio for their support.
Every sports league in North America has experienced turnover in its early stages and the NASL is fortunate to have a group of owners and league officials that has a tremendous understanding of how to work through change. Ownership and investment interest is at an all-time high, and we expect to be a 20-team league in the near future.[/colored_box]