No doubt the other owners want Precourt playing as soon as he can for that reason, but they aren't going to force him to play in a bad financial situation. The lawsuit wasn't the only reason that the Crew were saved. If the team wasn't sold, all indications are that there was no place to play in Austin, so they would be playing in front of small crowds in Columbus in 2019 and 2020, maybe 2021, too. We know they were turned down for Dell Diamond, and UT was going to be too expensive. We'll have to wait and see what is announced on the 15th, but unless Precourt was able to accomplish a miracle, it's unlikely that they will announce that the team would start play before 2021.