Wes Edens said that the get the club on the field by '26, there is a possibility it could begin play at a temporary siteGETTY IMAGES
Bucks co-Owner Wes Edens and his billionaire business partner Nassef Sawiris entered into an "exclusive negotiation agreement" with MLS last week, and Edens hopes to have his potential franchise "on a field and playing in Las Vegas" before the '26 World Cup, according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. As a result of Edens hoping to get things going before '26, he said that there is a "possibility the team could play at a temporary site if need be until a stadium is built." Although Edens and his corporate team "don’t have finalized plans for a Las Vegas stadium just yet," they have "an idea of what they would look for in a facility in Southern Nevada." Edens said, "If you look at the MLS stadiums that have been built around the country ... they all seem to be in that sweet spot of 25,000-30,000 people. Big enough where you get the vibrancy of a home crowd and yet small enough to feel intimate and you feel a big part of the game and on the pitch. We don’t have finalized plans for a stadium yet, but I suspect it will end up in that range." Edens’ group and MLS are "now conducting market feasibility studies and exploring what a stadium and practice facility would look like" and where those would "fit in the area." Edens declined to "discuss how the stadium would be financed," as he said that it is "too early to determine financing options" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/25).