Sports franchises are determined to wow fans with ever more exciting game day experiences—in modern facilities. Negotiations and plans are underway for new stadiums in regions around the country. Looks like Nashville Soccer Club’s Geodis Park might not top “new” and “expensive” lists for long.
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New stadiums seem to have a magical appeal and sports franchises know it. As Construction Dive shares: “Franchises now look to create large, comfortable outings at mixed-use venues, cultivating a culture that makes attending the game more of a spectacle.” Among the features everyone’s craving is being up close to the action—as at the just home to the Nashville Soccer Club which say’s of it’s arena: “The 30,000-seat stadium is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada, featuring a 360-degree canopy, a 65-foot-wide shared concourse and a safe standing supporter’s section. With just 150 feet of distance between the last row of seats and the touchline, GEODIS Park offers an electric match day experience bringing fans closer to the action than ever before.”
Next in the line of interesting soccer stadiums could be the Railyards Stadium in Sacramento, California, which is scheduled to open in 2023, right in time for the home opener of the expansion team, Republic FS. Although local investors are funding the
$252 million stadium, being designed by Manica, the Sacramento City Council has approved the project and committed $33 million toward infrastructure.
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The challenges involved in building stadiums tends to keep many builders out of the game. For one thing, there’s an arena full of stakeholders for constructors to please. Fans, home team management and advertising sponsors all want a say in the action. Public officials—representing taxpayer dollars of course have a big role too. Negotiations, plans and commitments can take on lives of their own when it comes to stadiums. But, as Mortenson’s Mark director, Andy Hardy says: “The reward is when you are part of one of these builds and dedicate years of your life to its success and get to show up for the first game and see the smile on the owner’s face and the excitement of the fans. The roar of the crowd as the team leaves the tunnel for the first time in a new stadium is amazing.”
The Buffalo Bills hope to be playing in their new stadium in 2026—the same year the Cincinnati Bengals lease at Paul Brown Stadium expires. No wonder they’ve begun pondering $483 million in stadium upgrades! Another team looking toward a special home opener in 2026 are the Tennessee Titans. Anticipating a cost of roughly $2 billion, the Titans already have Manica Architecture, based in Kansas City working on initial concepts.
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