MESQUITE, TX - The iconic Mesquite Arena has been home to rodeos, concerts, fundraising events and sports; now the Mesquite Outlaws will join that legacy for the 2019-20 season as the Major Arena Soccer League's newest professional club.
Mehrdad Moayedi, a prominent Dallas-Fort Worth real estate developer and owner of Centurion American Development Group, officially launched the new club today.
"The Arena has been a staple in Mesquite. The addition of the Outlaws professional indoor soccer team will bring unique, value-added entertainment to the surrounding community," Moayedi said. "Expanding upon the already successful programming in the Arena will allow it to be a hub of excitement, consistent traffic, economic growth and place the community can continue to enjoy year-round. We are excited to bring this addition to the community."
Moayedi serves as the engine behind a mixed-use community that will be developed on the property that is adjacent to the Arena, which is approximately 54 acres in Mesquite. The development will consist of single-family residential home sites, townhomes, detached urban residences, bungalows and villas, in addition to a variety of restaurants, retail, entertainment and outdoor amenities like trails, parks and open space.
"There is so much rich history rooted in Mesquite and we're excited to build off of that and be long-term partners with the community," Moayedi said.
The MASL features iconic arena soccer clubs such as the Dallas Sidekicks, Baltimore Blast, Tacoma Stars and San Diego Sockers, among others.
MASL Commissioner Josh Schaub said the league is excited for the launch of the Mesquite Outlaws.
"It adds not only a great brand and ownership group, but a member who will strive to push the MASL brand forward and represent it in the most professional way possible," Schaub said.
MASL includes former U.S. National Team stars Landon Donovan and Jermaine Jones. MASL is delivered to over more than 65 million homes each week - nationally on Eleven Sports USA, locally on numerous regional sports networks and across the world streaming globally on MASLtv.
Mayor Stan Pickett expressed both his enthusiasm and excitement for professional soccer coming to Mesquite.
"A professional sports franchise raises our game of economic development, entertainment tourism and more," Pickett said. "This kicks the synergy of that area of Mesquite to new heights. With a new $14 million TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and recently completed renovations to the Hampton Inn and Suites, plus Centurion American Development Group making major improvements to the arena and soon beginning its $116 million mixed-use development called Iron Horse Village, the best word to describe this announcement is 'GOOOAAALLL!'"
Mesquite city councilman Bruce Archer added, "I am extremely excited and gratified to have a professional indoor soccer team forming in Mesquite. Not only will our nearby hotels, restaurants and retail benefit, but the Mesquite Outlaws will enhance Mesquite's quality of life with so many soccer fans and players living in our city. The team's desire to reach out to youth players from all over Mesquite will also pay long term dividends."
Season tickets, sponsorships, packages and merchandise are now available at www.mesquiteoutlaws.com.
Follow @mesquiteoutlaws on Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer. MASL added a developmental league in 2017, bringing an additional 15 teams under the MASL umbrella and creating a path for players and franchises to develop and prepare for Major Arena Soccer League.
ABOUT CENTURION AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Centurion American Development Group started almost 30 years ago and the company has become a fixture in the residential and mixed-use development landscape. Our established relationships with the area's top builders allow us to implement the latest design concepts ranging from upscale, luxury homes in secluded neighborhoods to affordable housing communities for first-time home buyers and beyond. When we build in a community, we want to be part of it. Local partnerships, career passion and thriving economic growth are what drive CENTURION AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT GROUP daily and is the foundation that Centurion American is built upon.