Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Louisville City FC set to announce Butchertown stadium location as the Bud Light Limes flow like unabated storm water over at the Roadhouse.

As you can see from the satellite image, these 40 acres do not lie somewhere off Grant Line Road.

Louisville City FC targeting these 40 acres for soccer stadium, by Marty Finley (Louisville Business First)

The ownership of Louisville City FC has 40 acres in the Butchertown neighborhood – off Cabel, Adams and Campbell streets – under contract for a new soccer stadium that would be flanked by other commercial development.

A source close to the team told Louisville Business First Tuesday evening that the team's owners have entered into contracts to purchase the former Challenger Lifts Inc. property on Cabel Street and two other contiguous properties that are now home to Extra Space Storage and Marshall's Auto Parts Inc. A shuttered property across Campbell Street known locally as the tank farm also is under contract.

We tried, but our TIF areas just couldn't do it.

Talk briefly turned to placing a stadium across the river in New Albany, but Louisville City FC officials quickly moved to tamp down that speculation, calling it a last resort and stressing that Louisville was still a priority.

Previously at NAC:

Shock and awe: It appears that New Albany's luxury soccer stadium offer has arrived at the Dead Letter Office.

But can Deaf Gahan somehow outbid Louisville for soccer stadium economic development nirvana?

ON THE AVENUES: Gahan's stadium arcadium kicks off a new year with hilarity, pathos and own goals.

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