Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover CITYPARK
source: StadiumDB.com; author: Mateusz Osmola
Our Stadium of the Year competition has officially begun and will run until 15 March. As many as 36 venues are on the list of nominees this year. One of them is CITYPARK located in St. Louis, Missouri. Take a look at this candidacy and decide whether you want to vote for it in the contest for Stadium of the Year 2022!
CITYPARK nominated for Stadium of the Year 2022!
Residents of St. Louis and surrounding areas are looking forward to their new MLS team, St. Louis City SC, which for sure will bring them much joy in the years to come. They can also be proud of their stadium CITYPARK, which made it to the list of 36 football arenas nominated for the prestigious Stadium of the Year 2022 award. The competition is the largest public vote of its kind in the world. Since the first edition began, a total of more than 400,000 valid votes have been counted.
This year’s contest is highly varied, with stadiums from as many as six different continents taking part: 18 venues are from Asia, eight from Europe, four from Africa, three from North America, two from South America and one from Australia and Oceania. The competition is fierce, so don't hesitate to cast a vote for the stadium you appreciate the most! If you’re still unsure, you can watch a video covering all 36 nominated stadiums:
Get to know CITYPARK
Last November, after two years of construction, in St. Louis downtown, a stadium that will serve the newly-formed MLS team, St. Louis City S.C., that will be joining the league from the new season, was completed. The facility was inaugurated on November 16, 2022, when the St. Louis City SC 2 team played a friendly against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
The venue is located on representative Market Street. HOK Architects and Snow Kreilich Architects were responsible for the design of the stadium. Make sure to check out our YouTube channel to see how CITYPARK compares to the other MLS arenas:
Here are some interesting facts about CITYPARK:
- The new stadium cost $457.8 million.
- The farthest seats are 120 feet (37 m) from the playing field.
- The pitch is 12 m (40 ft) below the street level.
- There are distinctive cuts in the roof above the northern corners and the pavilion on the south side.
Now all we have to do is wait until March 5, when the best soccer league in the US and Canada comes to the arena for the first time. Charlotte FC will then visit St. Louis, with excitement and full stands guaranteed.
How to vote for the Stadium of the Year 2022?
In order to take part, everyone has to select five stadiums by giving 5 stars to the best one, 4 stars to the second best, 3 stars to the third, 2 stars for the fourth and finally 1 star for the fifth most interesting. It means that you cannot cast your vote for only one stadium - all 5 venues must be included in your form. To vote visit Stadium of the Year 2022, the voting platform which will be open until March 15. To learn more about the nominated stadiums and the voting rules themselves, it is recommended to watch the video: