Major League Soccer looking at OKC

Thursday, July 18th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Major League Soccer officials say Oklahoma City is prime target for expansion of the seven-year-old pro league.

MLS's chief operating officer says the city is ideal because there are no other major-league teams in the state.

Mark Abbott says a move might hinge on the question of facilities. Abbott says the league is looking for a city prepared to build a top-notch stadium.

Abbott says MLS is eyeing a 22-thousand seat stadium where the soccer team would be the main tenant.

Several Oklahoma City locals have expressed interest in building a stadium and owning a team, including the firm that owns the Oklahoma City Blazers hockey team.