Tag: St. Louis MLS stadium

Portland Stadium Addition ‘Resonated’ in St. Louis

The flat roof planned for the St. Louis MLS stadium, shown in a rendering, is designed to help it fit into its neighborhood. (HOK) New MLS team looks to retrofit and new designs for inspiration The owners of the Major League Soccer expansion team in St. Louis are looking at retrofits as well as newly constructed stadiums for ideas in  developing their $250 million downtown facility. The retrofit is Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Portland Thorns FC, a 93-year-old building that was originally a minor league baseball ballpark before it was converted for soccer a decade ago. A $50 million expansion completed this year added 4,000 seats across four levels to the stadium’s east side. The St. Louis ownership group is led by Carolyn Kindle Betz, whose family owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car. It announced the stadium will be situated northwest of Union Station, […]

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Soccer Takes a Step in St. Louis

The new renderings show a stadium built for a capacity of 22,500 to 25,500. (HOK and Snow Kreilich) With MLS planning further expansion, new renderings released When Major League Soccer last week announced plans to expand to 30 teams instead of the previously announced 28, it also said it wanted to “advance discussions” with ownership groups in Sacramento and St. Louis. Sacramento’s stadium plan has been set for years, awaiting MLS acceptance, but announcement of the two additional expansion slots has given fresh momentum to a new stadium plan in St. Louis. Soon afterward, architects HOK, working with Julie Snow of Snow Kreilich Architects of Minneapolis, released the latest officialrenderings of a planned soccer stadium in the city’s Downtown West District. It would be built just west of Enterprise Center, where the NHL’s Blues play. The soccer-specific venue aims for a capacity of 22,500 to 25,500. A major entry plaza […]

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