Countdown to 2021: Austin FC news for July 2019

We bring you the biggest Austin FC stories of the month including important news, speculation, and the hottest links on the interwebs.

July 2019

Austin FC names Josh Wolff first ever head coach. Biggest news this month by far is the signing of a head coach, a full 20 months before they take the field for the first time. Be sure to read our full story on Josh Wolff. He’ll finish up 2019 as a USMNT assistant coach before moving to Austin with his family. Roster signings are expected to begin Summer 2020.

Austin FC to use SeatGeek for stadium ticketing. As they get set to launch ticket sales, the club partnered with SeatGeek, a company that works with 6 other MLS teams. Once the Experience Center rolls out at Austin FC HQ, fans will get a 360-degree, VR view of the seating in the stadium.

Two Oak Ventures arises from ashes of Precourt Sports Ventures. It’s a move that allows the ownership group to drop the baggage from Columbus Crew days, while opening the door for local Austin investors.

Austin FC begins offering 10 community soccer camps. The first kicked off July 15 in East Austin, with more than 100 boys and girls, ages 5-14, participating. St. David’s Healthcare is partnering with the club to offer these camps.

Can’t get enough Austin FC news? Check out last month’s edition.

Coming Up

Local Austin Investors could be announced in the next few months. The club recently formed the Two Oak Ventures parent company which creates a clean slate to bring aboard additional local owners.

Stadium Groundbreaking is on track for September 2019. A fan experience center for the stadium is currently being built at Austin FC headquarters.

General Manager of Austin FC will be the next big hire now that Josh Wolff has been named head coach. According to the Extratime podcast, a GM with international experience, especially with ties to Mexico, will complement Wolff’s expertise of players in the U.S.  

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