High Point could become a destination for soccer fans with plans to bring a new professional team here in 2024.
The project is expected to bring 50 full-time jobs to High Point and will help grow the downtown into a walkable entertainment and arts district, says Megan Oglesby with NC Pro Soccer, a chief investor in the project.
“Soccer is this international sport and High Point is the international city,” she says. “And the Triad is rich in soccer history and culture. So we decided that you know, the stadium was built for it, let’s try to get it.”
Oglesby says the team is expected to be part of the MLS NEXT Pro development league.
The city will spend $5 million to upgrade Truist Point to make it suitable for soccer. The stadium is currently home to the High Point Rockers baseball team. Having the site as a multi-purpose venue has long been a goal of the city council.
The soccer team is expected to begin play in 2024.