(DETROIT, MI) – Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores, et al will have to wait a little longer before learning the fate of their bid for an MLS franchise. After awarding one of two league spots to Nashville last Wednesday, the call for the second will have to wait until sometime in January according to an MLS statement.
The Detroit bid, spearheaded by Gilbert and Gores, is vying against Cincinnati and Sacramento for inclusion in the 2020 season. The three and Nashville were whittled down from an original interest by 12 cities. Each made presentations to MLS expansion officials on December 6.
The Nashville bid includes the construction of a new stadium. A 2014 franchise awarded to Miami is still in search of a stadium location. For the Detroit bid, Gilbert and Gores have partnered with the Ford family to use Ford Field.