|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||$ 300 mln|
|Construction||06/2020 - 01/2022|
Description: SRFC Stadium
In early December 2015 the Sacramento Republic football team presented renderings of their planned stadium in the capital of California. It’s going to stand in the place of former railyards, a massive region being revitalized just north of downtown.
The project is expected to run as a public-private partnership, but the stadium’s cost should be covered entirely by SSEH, parent holdings of the football club. The city of Sacramento by late 2015 has already spent under $50 million to provide roads and other utilities to the area, while the stadium should consume some $180-226 million.
We can only assume the price tag might depend on extent of work done and that in turn depends on when Republic are accepted to the MLS. Surely the time frame for construction is linked to whether MLS approved the team for a potential 2020 expansion, because the earliest opening date was set at March 2018.
The stadium’s concept was created after consultation with roughly 3,500 supporters and utilizes some interesting architectural and cultural associations. In aesthetic terms this compact ground’s eye-catcher is the façade consisting of red diamonds. These are inspired by the red star, a symbol for California and the Republic FC.
Continuous roof and single-tiered stands are expected to create a more European atmosphere. Meanwhile the north end would have a separate terrace for most vibrant fans with its own entrances and infrastructure in an attempt to mimic the famous barras bravas of Latin America.
Sacramento: After MLS expansion, construction should follow soon
Design phase is now complete, final construction drawings are being delivered. By May or June of 2020 construction should begin, just in time to finish in early 2022, when Sac Republic will join MLS.
MLS expansion: Two more spots open for new teams
As some have speculated, the top division in USA will grow faster than set initially. Instead of 28 teams, the new goal is 30 and already now MLS is the largest league by club number.
MLS expansion: Will Sacramento snap expansion from St. Louis?
Two finalists left, decision expected soon. Sacramento Republic have overwhelming support for their stadium plan, while St. Louis is yet to release final renderings of theirs and cannot show a solid financial structure for it. Will we see another MLS team in California?
California: City of Sacramento agrees terms with Sac Republic
Just days after new renders of the Sacramento Republic were revealed, the mayor of Sacramento announced an agreement was reached regarding construction of the MLS stadium.
USA: Meet MLS expansion finalists
Four cities and four stadium plans are left in the fight for a place in MLS. Who will join the league in 2020? We'll know on December 6. Remaining bidders will have to try again.
Sacramento: That's how you consult stadium ambiance
The stadium design already includes expectations of many fans. Now Sacramento Republic go further and open crucial zones of the stadium to public consultation in their 'Citizen Architects' project.
New designs: The MLS race explained
The American soccer league will grow by 4 teams by 2022. Despite entry fee set at record high $150 million a whopping 12 business groups decided to fight for a spot.
California: Republic stadium greenlighted
Sacramento Republic have reasons for joy as their proposed stadium was approved by the city council. It might be one of most football-friendly venues across the US.
California: Step forward for Sacramento Republic stadium
A plan to build a 25,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium in Sacramento’s downtown railyard is moving forward. A Capital Public Radio report.