MountainStar Sports Group President Alan Ledford Talks MLS In El Paso [AUDIO]
It has been a busy year for Alan Ledford. He has helped oversee the inaugural season of El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball. A few weeks ago, he also disclosed that his ownership group is exploring the possibility of bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to El Paso. The president of MountainStar Sports Group came into the Team 600 studios today and joined Sportstalk to discuss last night’s Chivas exhibition match at the Sun Bowl and its impact on a possible MLS club in El Paso.
“Last night to see it in a football stadium with a soccer configuration is a good reminder that there is nothing like real grass at the end of the day.”
“The fact that Southwest University Park has been so well received and so successful is further indication that it makes sense to pursue that type of a location downtown. And the close proximity to Mexico really helps to set El Paso a part from the other communities that have an interest.”
“The enthusiasm of the crowd was excellent. It was a fun event to attend and gave a flavor for what could be with a Major League Soccer team.”
“If you look at the new stadiums that have been built in MLS, they’re between and 18,000 and 20,000 generally.”