Nashville is one of 12 cities that submitted a formal bid in January for one of Major League Soccer's four expansion slots. Multiple sources confirmed MLS will announce it's expanding to Nashville, with the team probably beginning play in 2020.
Detroit's hope to land an Major League Soccer franchise has taken a hit.
Detroit's plan is to share Ford Field as a two-team arena.
Nashville was competing with Detroit, Cincinnati and Sacramento for two expansion openings for the 2020 season.
Nashville was back in the pack a year ago but gained momentum with a bid backed by billionaire John Ingram and the Wilf brothers, who own the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.More news: Marvin Lewis Reportedly Plans On Leaving Bengals After Season
A second expansion team will go to Cincinnati, Sacramento or Detroit.
Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores, both owners of National Basketball Association teams, this afternoon make their pitch in NY to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit.
The other finalists are Nashville, Cincinnati and Sacramento.
Two expansion teams are up for grabs and Music City's approval for a $275 million soccer stadium is believed to have put the city in good position to be one of the two selected.
Although the league did not specify what the announcement would be, multiple sources confirmed to the Post that Nashville would be an expansion team for the league. MLS, however, was swayed by the ownership, stadium plan, the city's cultural dynamic and demographics, and a pro sports market that has embraced the NHL's Predators.