But of the 15 most populous cities in the country, Austin is the only one without a professional sports team – at least for now.
By contrast, New York City and Los Angeles each have 11 professional franchises.
In the near future, it looks like Austin will join those populous cities with the addition of its own major league soccer team.
But why has it taken so long for us to get here?
In 2017, for example, the athletic program brought in $182 million.
That makes it a hard sell for the National Football League, but it’s no secret that Austinites love their soccer!
No city surpassed Austin’s numbers of viewers for the US World Cup win over Spain this year. Those fans showed up online, crashing the website when season-ticket deposits went live for the Austin FC.
Austin even set an MLS record with the largest number of season ticket membership deposits secured in a single day.
While it has taken a while, it seems most of Austin is more than ready for its own pros.
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