Wilfs, Owners Of Vikings, Finalize Purchase Of Orlando Soccer Clubs WCCO

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings person finalized the acquisition of Orlando City, giving the Wilf household power of the MLS franchise.

The Lions announced Wednesday that brothers Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf and their cousin, Lenny Wilf, volition beryllium managing partners. Mark Wilf volition service arsenic president and governor.

The terms was not disclosed for the acquisition that includes the Orlando Pride nine successful the National Women’s Soccer League and Exploria Stadium successful summation to respective grooming facilities and different soccer-related assets.

The Wilf family, whose luck was built successful the New Jersey existent property steadfast Garden Homes, bought the Vikings successful 2005.

“We are humbled to go stewards of Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride, clubs with beardown and established foundations connected the pitch, with renowned supporters and a passionate instrumentality base, and successful a assemblage we are highly arrogant to represent,” Mark Wilf said successful a connection distributed by the Lions, who had been owned by Brazilian businessman Flavio Augusto da Silva.

Orlando City entered MLS arsenic an enlargement franchise successful 2015. The Pride began NWSL play successful 2016. The household of Orlando Magic president Dan DeVos volition beryllium a constricted spouse of the Wilfs.

The Wilfs antecedently attempted to get an MLS squad for U.S. Bank Stadium successful Minneapolis, wherever the Vikings play. For the enlargement into that marketplace successful 2017, the league chose different ownership radical that runs Minnesota United FC. The Wilfs successful 2017 bought a number stock of Nashville SC, but that involvement has been dissolved with the acquisition of Orlando City.

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