|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||$ 284 mln|
|Construction||2020 - 2023|
|Design||Odell, JCJ Architecture|
Description: Tidewater Stadium
New professional stadium in Pawtucket (Rhode Island) would sit on the west bank of Seekonk River, just south of the town's centre and some 20 meters away from the water. Most of its 11,000 seats (initial plan was to stop at 7,500) would be located within the west stand, though smaller south end would also be covered. This layout provides a scenic opening towards the water.
While the stadium looks over Seekonk, the other side would be redeveloped as well, containing a mixed use complex with residential and retail units, connected to the stadium with a pedestrian bridge. Third element of the complex, known in its entirety as Tidewater Landing, would be an indoor sports hall, conference centre and hotel, just north of the two previous sites.
Total budget of all elements is expected to be $284 million, of which vast majority million would be covered privately.
The stadium is expected to become home to a new USL Championship (2nd league) team, most likely to be named Riptide FC.
USL Championship: New stadium for Rhode Island in 2023?
The Rhode Island drought without a soccer team is just about to end. Construction of the stadium for the professional club starts soon. This is one of the conditions for participation in the second league tier.
New design: Professional soccer coming to Rhode Island
With no team at central level of US soccer/football, Rhode Island is one of the states left behind in recent craze to establish new clubs. This should change in 2022, when the new USL Championship team Riptide should kick off at a new scenic stadium.