WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Word on the street is the Hammerheads are headed back to Wilmington. What was Wilmington's first and only professional soccer team is probably making it back here in a matter of months.
There's been no official word from the Hammerheads, but Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says there's been a lot of talk of their return.
Mayor Saffo told WWAY by phone Thursday there's been numerous discussions about the Hammerheads returning to Wilmington. Saffo says people from Chicago, Florida and even Wilmington have made contact with Legion Stadium about their return.
Other media outlets say soccer sources confirmed the professional soccer team's return.
WWAY also spoke with the team's former head coach David Irving. Irving says the news is "pure speculation," but he would not be surprised if the United Soccer League makes an announcement early next week about their return.