10,000 Sacramento fans commit to buy MLS season tickets, Republic FC reports
BY BENJY EGEL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacramento Republic FC supporters have committed to buying at least 10,000 season tickets if the club is promoted to Major League Soccer this December, the team reports.
Most of the 10,000 fans are current Republic FC season-ticket holders, the club said in a news release. Republic FC set USL attendance records in each of its first two seasons and finished second in the league this year with 11,569 attendees per game.
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Sacramento football fans have shown their commitment to bring major league soccer to our city via 10,000 deposits for season tickets. Hopefully their strong support can sway MLS to approve an expansion franchise here. To sweeten the deal the current USL team announced plans in July to build a 19,621-seat downtown MLS stadium, and has solicited design suggestions from fans and signed a five-year jersey sponsorship contract with UC Davis Health.
It sounds like the Yamanee mixed use condo project will become a reality after a lawsuit tried to block it. A spokesman for the group, Sacramentan's for Fair Planning, said that the scale of the structure would be too overwhelming for the surrounding neighborhood. The Sacramento Superior Court ruled that the city has the authority to allow higher density when the project provides a “significant community benefit.” It will be interesting to see if there will be an appeal or not.
Judge clears the way for condo building that would be midtown’s tallest
Swanky rooms, a rooftop pool bar and lounge, plus you can bring pets for free...holy wow! Early reviews are coming in strong, so don't miss the opportunity to go see downtown Sacramento's newest hotel and event venue!
The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Opens for Business in Downtown Sacramento
Sac State University hit a milestone with their ground breaking of the future 90,000 square foot science complex. The complex will be located along the American River, and will be home to 30 new laboratories with glass walls so passers by can actually see science in the making. There will also be a rooftop observatory and large planetarium.
Sac State to build planetarium in new science complex
The promoter of the First Festival is hoping to be the recipient of a $25,000 city grant. This would allow her to provide 2,000 free tickets to the public for the up coming two-day event (May 5-6). It sounds like there's a lot of competition for the grant funds though, so let's wish her luck! It would be great to see this homegrown music festival grow and thrive.
First Festival Looks Toward Growth
The proposed Powerhouse Science Center would be located just north of downtown and would replace the current Discovery Museum on Auburn Boulevard. The first phase of the new museum would include a planetarium and 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. A former PG&E power plant on the banks of the Sacramento River would be converted as part of the project.
Big public subsidy coming for Sacramento riverfront museum
Could you imagine if Sacramento landed the 2nd headquarters for Amazon, bringing 50,000 high paying jobs to the area? It may seem like a long shot, but our city actually meets much of the criteria the tech giant is looking for.
Could 2nd Amazon headquarters make Sacramento home?
The King's investment group is betting big that visitors (and staycationers) will be willing to throw down big bucks for accommodations that offer both convenience and luxury next to the Golden 1 Center. According to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee, rates at the newly constructed Sawyer Hotel will be as much as $369 per night for the King's season opener...wowza! What are your thoughts?
Sacramento’s most expensive hotel to open in a month, overlooking Golden 1 Center
Sacramento was lacking in live music venues before Ace of Spades came along. They've since proved there's big demand for entertainment venues targeted towards midsize audiences.
An anchor of Sacramento’s R Street, Ace of Spades continues to flourish
How far will home prices rise in the Sacramento region? Some zip codes have seen double digit increases over last year. Many fear we may be heading towards another bubble, but local experts say there's still plenty of room to grow with an improving economy and relative affordability.
Home prices have surged again. See how your neighborhood did in July
Some big names brands are coming to a retail deficient area of Sacramento. The stalled Delta Shores project is finally coming to fruition with two stores already open and several more opening over the next couple of months. The center will also include a variety of casual dining options as well as a deluxe movie theater.
Delta Shores retail begins opening up
If you missed parking day last year, don't miss this year's event! 14 local groups will convert parking spaces along 9th and 10th into mini parklets where the public can peruse and enjoy them. The event will take place on September 16th from 9am to 7pm at the Capitol Mall traffic circle in front of the State Capitol building.
Park(ing) Day returns, with creative parklets sprouting downtown
Sacramento celebrates its status as a political powerhouse, hosting an estimated 25,000 attendees who came to see a free concert put on by the artist Common. His message was to bring awareness to justice reform.
Rap star pushes legislation on criminal justice reform in California
This is a big deal for our city...an opportunity to start transforming one of downtown Sacramento's most blighted blocks. Let's hope it gets off the ground this time around!
BREAKING: Saca re-submits Metropolitan high-rise plan
The new B Street Theatre is expected to open in early 2018, and will include two theaters, plus rehearsal space, a restaurant and a rooftop deck. We're excited to see the progress!
New & Improved B Street Theatre
Home Prices Are Up
Carissa More - I'm a native Sacramentan, local real estate agent and entrepreneur. I enjoy keeping tabs on new developments, businesses and events in our central city district. This is a collection of interesting articles from various media sources. Contact Me