|Country||United States of America|
|Clubs||San Antonio FC|
|Inauguration||13/04/2013 (San Antonio Scorpions - Tampa Bay Rowdies)|
|Construction||02/2012 - 04/2013|
|Design||Pro Sports Developments|
|Address||5106 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78233|
Description: Toyota Field
In 2010 the San Antonio Scorpions franchise was established to help finance operation of Morgan’s Wonderland, local theme park designed specifically to cater for disabled visitors, no matter the disability. Soon after creating the football club, founder Gordon Hartman promised a football-specific stadium.
Design work was given to Pro Sport Developments, local architecture practice. Several challenges arose: first, the site is very constrained by existing road system. Second, the plot wasn’t level, which meant the western main grandstand is partly sunken. Third, the development was phased and required full operation and consistent architecture at each level.
Construction on the first phase began in Feb 2012 and the stadium with 8,296 seats and 16 skyboxes was ready in April 2014. Modest in size, it was planned to be intimate with great sightlines and short distance between players and fans.
In the second phase it’s expected to grow to roughly 12,000 and in the third – to over 18,000. New sections will be added as second tiers in the north, east and south-eastern corner. Together they will form a symbolic scorpion’s tail, ending with a sharp spike in the south.
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