The group that led St. Louis to Major League Soccer made their stadium renders official a month ago, posting a video of the design and how the various elements could come together.
While these are just renders, the entire footprint in the heart of Downtown West before 2022 is causing quite a stir:
H⚽️ME SWEET H⚽️ME
We’re building more than just a stadium. We are creating an urban center. 👀 Check out the latest renders of our NEW Stadium District in the heart of Downtown West – the new home of @MLS in STL! 🙌🙌 Further information is now available at https://t.co/lZ4m63kS2u. # MLS4THELOU pic.twitter.com/teHUH8X3mn
– MLS4TheLou (@ MLS4theLou) October 31, 2019
Plans for the MLS Stadium in St. Louis have gotten bigger and include a nearby practice facility and a new roof, according to St. Louis Dispatch. You were officially awarded an expansion team in August and will play in the MLS in 2022.
The downtown venue, a more than $ 250 million plan for a 22,500-seat stadium, will now include practice fields and team headquarters in addition to the stadium. The land is currently occupied by highway ramps, parking lots and some private companies.
The architecture stadium’s partners, Snow Kreilich Architects and HOK from St. Louis, presented stadium renderings in April.
Today @ MLS4theLou came from the @MLS office. Nice to see you Andy Taylor, @jimpkavanaugh and @BetzKindle. 2022 is just around the corner! pic.twitter.com/NJnOMknqGw
– Don Garber (@thesoccerdon) October 28, 2019
The proposed stadium plans include the promise that every seat will be within 30 meters of the pitch, as well as a translucent canopy to protect fans while allowing light to shine on the pitch. The design will be open to the north and east, which, according to the proposal, should create “a strong visual connection to the surrounding Downtown West District and neighborhood”.