United Soccer League (USL) side Louisville City FC has announced that construction of its new 11,300-seater stadium will begin this week with work undertaken in a joint venture between construction firms Messer and Harmon.
The LouCity FC stadium is a US$65m project that saw groundbreaking back in June where land was cleared at a 40-acre site in the city’s Butchertown area.
The soccer-specific stadium is the centerpiece of a US$200m development adjacent to Louisville’s Waterfront Park near downtown.
The new venue will feature a number of premium options including 18 luxury suites, a premier club area with accommodations for 250, club and loge seating options, a 40 x 72ft video board, and eight bars throughout the stadium.
“The Butchertown stadium is a transformative project for Louisville, and we’re proud to team with Harmon to oversee construction of this iconic addition to our city,” said John Megibben, vice president, Messer Construction.
“We know all eyes are on us because this stadium is a showcase project. It’s in a highly visible location and will be part of the city’s front door, welcoming both residents and passersby. It needs to make a statement that this is a city on the move.”
Louisville City FC has been part of the USL, a tier below Major League Soccer, since it was formed in 2014 and has played its home games at Louisville Slugger Field baseball stadium. It will continue to share the venue with the Louisville Bats until its new home is completed.