Mesquite Outlaws Launch at Mesquite Arena, Join MASL
The already crowded Metroplex soccer landscape got a new member today with the launch of the Mesquite Outlaws. The Outlaws are joining the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) for the 2019-20 season and will play home games at the iconic Mesquite Arena.
The Mesquite Outlaws are owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, a Dallas-Fort Worth real estate developer and owner of Centurion American Development Group.
“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 is involved in a mixed-use community that will be developed on the property that is adjacent to the Arena, which is approximately 54 acres in Mesquite. According to the team’s press materials, 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 Metroplex neighbors Dallas Sidekicks as well as the 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.
“A professional sports franchise raises our game of economic development, entertainment tourism and more,” Mesquite Mayor Stan 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!'”