As part of a push toward becoming the next MLS expansion team, Sacramento Republic FC has shown off new renderings of its proposed new downtown stadium.
Currently playing in the United Soccer League, the team has previously unveiled shovel-ready plans for a 25,000-seater soccer-specific venue, but this update now features a 360° concourse walkway, new canopy-level seating, and expanded field-level seating options.
Within the 31-acre (12 hectare) site, it also includes plans for an entertainment district to be used beyond game days year-round for a greater fan and visitor experience.
“The new renderings demonstrate our continued forward progress on our MLS bid and how much work is taking place behind the scenes,” said Republic FC president and COO Ben Gumpert.
“The additions to the existing stadium design provide an even better fan experience, including 360° circulation and lookout points from our stadium to our river and our downtown skyline. This has always been about building something that showcases the best of Sacramento and that remains core to our design.”
If the green light is given for the project, it is expected to cost skyward of US$180m and estimated to be completed by 2021.