The Austin City Council voted, on August 15, 2018, to move forward with a deal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Austin between the city and Precourt Sports Ventures (now Two Oak Ventures).
The vote was 7-4 in favor of Austin FC becoming a reality.
The 7 who voted in favor were Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and council members Greg Casar, Delia Garza, Jimmy Flannigan, Ann Kitchen, and Pio Renteria.
The 4 council members who voted against the stadium were Alison Alter, Ora Houston, Leslie Pool, and Ellen Troxclair.
Following the vote, Mayor Adler and council members Flannigan and Renteria joined members of the Austin soccer community to celebrate at Haymaker to celebrate the outcome.
The 7-4 vote was memorialized in an Austin Anthem song, “Seven-Four”, which was sung by the supporters at the official announcement of Austin FC on January 15, 2019:
It’s not the score, it was the vote
That got us all our brand new home
Happy 7-4 Day!