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Spurs stadium walk-through video

What will Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium look like on the inside? The club has released this video that takes a walk through the concourses and out to the bowl.

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Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field update

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Latest renovation update at the LA Coliseum

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Louisville City FC hires HOK for stadium design

Louisville City FC has entered into a partnership with global architecture firm HOK for design of a soccer-specific stadium and adjacent development projects, a key step in the club’s pursuit of a long-term home.

HOK will provide the vision for a 10,000-seat stadium that could later expand in capacity to 20,000. The overall site plan will also include space for office and retail development.

“We’re getting closer to securing a lot in urban Louisville, and now we’re thinking about what we can build on it,” said club chairman John Neace. “HOK’s work ensures that once a location is determined, community members will have a tangible picture of Louisville City FC’s future.”

HOK has worked since 2015 with the United Soccer League, helping position each of its clubs in soccer-specific stadia by 2020. The firm’s soccer portfolio boasts Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the MLS’s Atlanta United, the San Jose Earthquakes’s Avaya Stadium, and a number of USL ventures.

“We’re excited to work with Louisville City FC on the design of their new stadium,” said Chris DeVolder, vice president and soccer market leader for HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. “The facility will serve as a model for other USL teams looking to elevate their stadiums in the urban core.”

LouCity currently pays to rent and play in Louisville Slugger Field, also home to the Triple-A Louisville Bats baseball franchise. A soccer-specific stadium would open new revenue streams, scheduling opportunities and raise the pitch to international standards.

“When you throw everything into the mix, it really is a must that we have these things in place at a stadium,” said LouCity coach James O’Connor. “Apart from the financial implications of playing at Slugger, I think the supporters should have a place they can call home and for us to have a pitch that’s one surface and fully sized.”

A study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last August by Louisville Forward confirmed that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville.

Mayor Greg Fischer at the time said sharing fields with the Louisville Bats “is not sustainable.” He added that the “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.”

February 1, 2017


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