The private, for-profit Columbus Crew professional soccer team wants Austin to give them public park land to build a 20,000 seat stadium.  Their "preferred site" is Butler Shores, at the confluence of Barton Creek and Lady Bird Lake, but they are also looking at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park in East Austin. We need your help now to stop this terrible idea.   Please take a few minutes right now to send a  single email to the Austin City Council urging them to pledge their support now for a City Council resolution that would stop further consideration of public park land for a private stadium or other private development.  Councilmember Ann Kitchen will be introducing this resolution, with council co-sponsors, within the next few days. 

We need more park land, not less.  Austin has a park shortage, and we need to be buying more park land to keep up with our exploding population.  We can welcome soccer and other businesses to Austin, but they need to pay their own way - and help us preserve our parks. 

If you haven't already, please also sign the online petition against using Austin public park land for a soccer stadium here

Save the Date:  The Austin City Council is set to consider this matter at their Thursday, February 15th meeting.  If we don't kill this plan sooner, we need you, your family and friends to be there to tell our City Council "hands off our park land."  Please save the evening of February 15th for this critical public meeting at Austin City Hall. 

A You may also call the Mayor and members of council directly.

Phone: Mayor Steve Adler (512-987-2100); Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo (D9) (512-978-2109); Council Member Ora Houston (D1) (512-978-2101); Council Member Delia Garza (D2) (512-978-2102); Council Member Pio Renteria (D3) (512-978-2103); Council Member Greg Casar (D4) (512-978-2104); Council Member Ann Kitchen (D5) (512-978-2105); Council Member Jimmy Flannigan (D6) (512-978-2106); Council Member Leslie Pool (D7) (512-978-2107); Council Member Ellen Troxclair (D8) (512-978-2108); and Council Member Alison Alter (D10) (512-978-2110)