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Group unveils soccer stadium and sports medicine center plans in private meeting



A private group proposing to build a nearly 30,000-seat, $400 million soccer stadium described its plans to a private gathering Tuesday evening at the Tampa Club dowtown.

The presentation by VSI Flames Inc., the U.S. arm of VisionPro Sports Institute Holdings, was made to several muckety-mucks and sports enthusiasts and was invite only. (Bay Buzz was passed over)

People attending the event said the presentation did not stray much from news media reports of grand plans that include a stadium somewhere near the heart of Tampa, a $250 million sports medicine center and a $50 million sports complex with practice fields and a mini-stadium. In other words, there was no great reveal of where the group would get its money. 

No word yet on whether the group plans to put its plans to the public anytime soon. 


[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:22pm]


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