North Austin Breweries React to News About Major League Soccer Stadium

Areial Rendering of the Proposed MLS Stadium Courtsey of MLS2ATX

On Wednesday, August 15, the Austin City Council voted to move ahead with a plan for a new Major League Soccer stadium near the Domain on city land. McKalla Place is the proposed site for a 200 million dollar privately funded stadium by Precourt Sports Ventures in an effort to move the Colombus Crew SC to Austin, giving the city it’s first major league sports franchise. The proposed site just so happens to be right in the middle of the often dubbed North Austin Brewery District.  I reached out to the surrounding breweries to get their thoughts on the new developments to bring MLS to Austin.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative | John & Erin Stecker, Co-Founders
“4th Tap is beyond excited about MLS in ATX! We are stoked to have the stadium in the “78758 Brewery District” neighborhood. The team at 4th Tap are huge soccer fans and can’t wait to walk across the street to attend matches. We are also pumped about hosting pre, post and away-game watch parties in our Taproom! Hey, MLS – welcome to the ‘hood.”

Adlebert’s Brewery | Scott Hovey, President & Founder
“We are excited about Austin finally getting a major league sports team, which has been long overdue. It will become a great asset to Northwest Austin and enhance our area as an entertainment destination. We also support promoting revitalizing vacant unused property in sustainable ways that bring further economic benefits and jobs to our community.”

Celis Brewery | Christine Celis, Founder
“We are super excited that MLS will be our neighbor. This will give great exposure to all the North area breweries and will have a positive economical impact for Austin.”

Circle Brewing Co. | Ben Sabel, Owner and Founder
“We couldn’t be more excited to have the new MLS stadium within walking distance of Circle Brewing!  We’re soccer fans ourselves, so can’t wait to get season tickets. Let’s just hope they put some good, local beer on tap.”

Fairweather Cider | John Staples and Michael Gostomski White, Owners
“Hopefully they want 2 party!”

Hopsquad Brewing Co. | Alex Limon & Cesar Limon, Co-Founders
“As a neighboring business run by soccer fans, Hopsquad is thrilled by the city council’s decision to begin negotiations to bring a Major League Soccer team to Austin. We hope this deal will create improvements such as extended schedules to the red line, more pedestrian walkways, and an overall united community.
We can’t wait to be wearing the team colors while serving fans before, during, and after games!”

Oskar Blues Brewery | Leilani Howard, Marketing Manager 
“Oskar Blues Brewery and Taproom here in north Austin is stoked at the news of the approval of bringing MLS to our city. We see our brewery taproom, along with those of our fellow breweries, a community gathering place and an integral part of both the Oskar Blues and Austin culture, what better way to increase this than to add another reason to bring us together. We at Oskar Blues are excited for the opportunities this will create for our community and the growth we will achieve with our neighbors.”

More information about the new stadium can be found here and here.

North Austin Breweries React to News About Major League Soccer Stadium

Conceptual Site Plan McKalla Place Courtsey of MLS2ATX

North Austin Breweries React to News About Major League Soccer Stadium


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Pam Catoe

Like most people, my love for craft beer started after college (once I could afford it!) and escalated quickly. I love being a part of the Austin beer culture and am always expanding my brew knowledge. I work in a high tech company here in town and love spending time with my kiddo, devouring a book and watching all things SciFi. Follow Me on Twitter @PamCraftBeerATX

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