Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) (AP)
ong> - Orlando's mayor says the city is dropping eminent domain proceedings against a church that was holding up construction of a new downtown Major League Soccer stadium.
Church officials said last month they didn't want to sell their property, which sat in the middle of the planned development for the $100 million stadium.
The city filed eminent domain proceedings in May. It had offered the church as much as $4 million for its land, but it was rejected.
Orlando City Soccer Club plans to open the stadium in 2016.