YORK REGION, Ontario. May 10 – The Canadian Premier League (CPL) confirmed today that York 9 Football Club is one of the founding clubs to play in the highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in Spring 2019.
The club is the first professional sports franchise to be based in York Region – one of Canada’s fastest growing centres with a population base of more than 1.3 million.
York 9 FC is backed by an esteemed ownership group that includes local business leader Carlo Baldassarra (Chairman and CEO, Greenpark Group), sports executive Preben Ganzhorn (President, York Sports and Entertainment), and former Toronto FC player and executive Jimmy Brennan (EVP and Director of Soccer, York Sports and Entertainment).
The club is planning to start construction on a 12,000 to 15,000-seat stadium in the region within the next three years. For its inaugural seasons, York 9 FC will play out of York Lions Stadium (formerly Pan Am Stadium).
Find out more on CanPL.ca.
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