7:43 am January 11, 2013, by Doug Roberson
Parties who have expressed an interest in purchasing the Atlanta Silverbacks will meet with officials of the North American Soccer League on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Traffic Sports USA put up for sale its 65 percent stake in the team late last year. Boris Jerkunica, an Atlanta businessman and the team’s chairman, owns 28 percent, as well as the Silverbacks Stadium and surrounding complex, which is located next to Spaghetti Junction where I-285 and I-85 cross on the north side of the city. John Latham owns the remaining seven percent.
Six parties expressed an interest in buying the team.
None of the parties involved in the sale will disclose the price, but did say it would equivalent to a minor-league baseball team. The team was placed for sale because the U.S. Soccer Federation would like Traffic Sports USA to divest itself of teams to maintain competitive balance in the NASL.
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