ST. LOUIS — We're getting another look at what the new St. Louis Major League Soccer stadium will look like.
In renderings obtained by 5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano, the stadium and an adjoining public plaza will be between Market and Olive Streets and 20th and 22nd Streets. The map also shows a two-field soccer facility south of Market Street between 21st and 22nd Streets.
Below is a map, showing just how the Stadium will be situated into downtown.
The St. Louis Business Journal reported that the state board that oversees the Department of Transportation on Monday voted to give officials power to sell land near Interstate 64/40 and 22nd Street to the city of St. Louis for a MLS stadium. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, which oversees MoDOT, would have to vote again to approve a final sale for the 22 acres, but the Business Journal reported the deal is expected to occur on Dec. 1.
The stadium and an adjoining public plaza will be between Market and Olive Streets and 20th and 22nd Streets. The map also shows a two-field soccer facility south of Market Street between 21st and 22nd Streets.
The stadium keeps the proposed number of seats, at 22,500, but the renderings show a whole new look, including the nearby public plaza, with a small soccer field.
This design includes restaurants and commercial spaces that would be open to the public year-round.
The stadium could host concerts and other large events, beyond just the 17 regular-season MLS matches.
Construction on the project is projected to begin in the spring of 2020 to be ready for the team's first season in 2022.
The picture above, is a rendering of the stadium from the ground level across from Market Street.
The picture above shows a look at how the "south bar" might look when converted to an eSports venue.
It had been a while since we had seen new stadium renderings for the project, after the MLS to St. Louis news was made official in late August.
There is still no word on naming rights for the stadium or uniform, a team name or team colors.
We expect the ownership group and design team to hold a news conference soon to make all of these stadium details public.