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Plans to bring soccer team to Louisville official

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's official, a new soccer club will be kicking off in Louisville in April 2015 as the Orlando City Soccer Club moves to the River City.

The Louisville City Football Club, or LCFC, will be sharing Louisville Slugger Field with the Bats Baseball team.

Investor Wayne Estopinal said they hope a strong USL team in Louisville could pave the way for the big leagues.

"We have no idea whether or not that will happen here. But the more noise we make, the more seats we fill, and the more championships we win, we have a great chance of looking at that. When the MLS considers expansion after 2020, we want to be part of that discussion," he said.

The Louisville Bats have never had to share Slugger Field before, but Estopinal said if they can prove there's strong support for pro soccer in Louisville, then they hope to have their own stadium in a couple of years.

Estopinal said roughly 1,800 people have already said they are interested in season tickets.

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