Bring the Columbus Crew to Austin

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Austin is faced with an incredible opportunity to further enrich its city's community and culture. In the wake of the Houston Astros success as World Series Champions, the movement to bring the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team to Austin seems only more attractive. In 2015, Austin was ranked by the American Fitness Index as one of the top twenty fittest cities in America. With such an active reputation, Austin is a city of hiking and biking trails, water sports, and plenty of outdoorsy activity. 'Austinites' as sporting participants, are ideal sporting spectators.

Additionally, Austin is home to the University of Texas. The impressive turnout of UT fans and students to regularly attend university sporting events demonstrates the support of Austin residents and the UT community to athletics. With this solid base, I believe that we can and should enhance the sporting culture of Austin. 

With clear divides between the city's neighborhoods, let's give Austin something to unite under. Let's provide the people with a common ground and heroes to cheer for. 

Now is the time to act. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council, Austin Independent School District, and Travis County, I ask that you all collaborate, and think creatively to find the stadium space to accommodate the Columbus Crew SC and make this happen for the city of Austin and its people. Failure to do so will be a missed opportunity that Austin may not ever again receive. 



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