Community members rally to keep MLS stadium away from Guerrero Park
AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) —
Southeast Austin community members sent a bold message to city council Saturday: keep major league soccer away from their park.
Last week Precourt Sports Ventures, the owner of the Columbus Crew, said Butler Shores is no longer on their list of possible sights. Roy Guerrero Park in southeast Austin still is.
Community members rallied there today to keep a stadium away.
People like the namesake of the park's daughter want it to remain a green space.
"If you walk through the trails we have you can see the wildlife, we talked about the deer herds, this is a place where birding goes on," stated Linda Guerrero.
The Montopolis Neighborhood Association organized the rally.
They don't just want to keep a stadium out of Roy Guerrero Park. Demonstrators say all Austin parkland should be off the table.