Members of the Charlotte City Council got an initial request to fund a new stadium for a Major League Soccer team in Charlotte during a closed session meeting Monday night.
WBTV has spoken with two people briefed on the request, both of whom requested they not be named in order to discuss details of the closed session meeting, which, by law, are not public.
The city council convened its meeting early on Monday night to allow more time for a closed session.
The two sources briefed on the request told WBTV the closed session was for council members to receive an initial pitch to build an MLS facility in Charlotte.
Both the plan and request for city funds came from representatives of David Tepper.
During the meeting, those presenting the pitch outlined a request for between roughly $100 million and $200 million in city funds to help build the facility, which would host a future soccer team and not also share a space with the Carolina Panthers.