The Minnesota Stars FC will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon Nov. 8, at 3:00 p.m. at Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall; Minneapolis, Minn., to introduce the team’ new ownership group.
The North American Soccer League announced last Friday that after two years of being owned by the league, a local Minnesota ownership group had acquired the team.
“We cannot overstate how delighted we are at this outcome,” said NASL Commissioner David Downs in a prepared statement on Friday. “We believe this will give the Stars the foundation needed to flourish for years to come. As of today we now have local owners for the team who are clearly committed and dedicated to promoting soccer as an integral part of the community.”
NASL Commissioner David Downs will be in attendance and speak about the search for the ownership group before introducing them to fans and the media.
The ownership group is believed to be headed by millionaire and philanthropist Bill McGuire and his son-in-law Nicholas Rogers. When contacted on Friday the NASL would not confirm that.
In addition to introducing the ownership group, the team will also have an update about the plans for the 2013 season and will be accepting $50 season ticket deposits at the event for those fans wishing to commit to the 2013 season early.