Austin Bold FC will not be playing in Austin any longer, and won’t be playing next season anywhere else, as the team prepares to relocate following a partial sale to / investment in by Neltex Sports Group who own Texas United of USL-2. As previously reported and speculated on, the group led by Donnie Nelson intends to move the team, with Fort Worth/Keller currently the top priority.
The organization plans to take 2022 off to relocate, regroup, and begin to play at the yet-to-be-approved Fort Worth Star complex in Keller. Should the stadium plan be delayed or canceled, the Keller ISD Athletic Complex has been discussed as a potential interim home venue.
With the bulk of the USL Championship’s MLS-operated teams leaving for MLS Next Pro, USL-C will field just 27 teams for 2022 – the fewest since 2016.