Plans have been announced for the construction of a $250 million, 21,000-seat soccer stadium in Phoenix that will be the home to the two year-old Phoenix Rising Football Club.
Set to go up on property 10 miles east of downtown that is currently owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the open-air stadium will feature a 360-degree concourse, with a misting system, water walls, and canopies to provide shading.
As envisioned by the architectural firms of Kansas City-based Populous, and Gould Evans of Phoenix, the stadium will have an asymmetrical design, partially in order to provide for a greater wind and air flow across the stadium field.
Unlike many sports facilities across the country, construction of the stadium will be privately financed, and is contingent upon the Phoenix Rising Football Club becoming a Major League Soccer expansion team.
Details regarding a final purchase price for the property, located just northeast of the Phoenix campus of Arizona State University, have yet to be fully worked out with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
By Garry Boulard
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