Our Place In The City.

Our proposed stadium will be more than a sports venue.  It will be a destination in a new Downtown West district that will reflect our rich history and look forward into our future. Our mission will be nothing short of creating architecture, green spaces and gathering places that inspire our city and our fans.

2022
Our new stadium would be ready for our home opener in March 2022.

An Expanded Vision For The Development Of Downtown West.

We are excited to announce #MLS4THELOU has been working closely with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the proposed stadium site to approximately 30 acres—which is almost all currently undeveloped.

This will not only allow for the development of a world class stadium, but will help transform Downtown West into an urban activity hub open year-round and easily accessible via pedestrian pathways, bicycle and public transit.

22,500
Seating capacity of open-air stadium, with ability to expand to 25,000

An Updated Plan That's Built to Work Better. For Our City, Our Fans And Our Team.

After many conversations with public officials, ownership has agreed to purchase and own the stadium and land.  We made this change with support of Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed in order to address concerns resulting from the City’s previous experience with sports venues.

We believe this change is in the best interest of both the city and ownership and allows for a broader vision of the development of the stadium and surrounding district.

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Every seat will be within 120 feet of the pitch, one of the very best views in soccer

A Bigger Footprint, North Of Market. 

We are excited to announce we’ve been working with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the stadium development to include the area north of Market Street between 20th and 22nd Streets.  This area will provide better access for fans and allow for the development of a year-round urban hub surrounding the stadium.

To Be an Exceptional Club and Neighbor 

We are committed to building an exceptional club and stadium that will fit into the fabric of Downtown.  We will be inclusive, innovative and relentless in the pursuit of our goals.

Making More of Game Day

Fans will be able to enter the stadium from all sides. A major entry plaza will serve as an optimal pre-game gathering space for fan processions and post-game celebrations.

Canopy Shading

Our canopy design will be the most extensive coverage in the MLS and will heighten the sound and energy of our fans, providing an amazing experience for all.

Welcome toOur House

The pitch will sit 40’ below street level, creating a unique urban footprint with a below-ground-level playing field for a proudly loud and one-of-a-kind MLS fan experience.

Closer toThe Action

Increasing the rake of the bowl brings ALL fans closer to the action. EVERY seat will be within 120 feet of the pitch for one of the best views in soccer.  The closest seats will be just 15 feet from the touchline.

Views of TheField and City

The stadium design will allow for a strong visual connection to the surrounding Downtown West District and neighborhood.

Connecting Forest Park to the Gateway Arch.

Our open-air stadium will be centrally located in Downtown West within a resurgent corridor that will ultimately connect the Gateway Arch and Forest Park, two of our most iconic civic spaces.

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The main stadium entry will be less than 250 feet from Union Station

Beyond Soccer.

The stadium will host approximately 17-20 regular season MLS home games and three exhibition games a year. The open-air venue may also be used for concerts, high school and collegiate sporting events and tournaments, soccer camps, family shows, etc.

With a seating capacity of approximately 22,500 to 25,500, the proposed open-air stadium is perfectly sized to welcome a diverse program of events including:

Soccer
High School Sports Championships
Corporate Events
World Cup 2026
Youth Soccer
Soccer Camps

Civic Events
Shows/Concerts
NCAA Events
FIFA Competitions
Esports Events
Soccer Tournaments

Eli Hoisington & Chris DeVolder, HOK

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm founded in St. Louis. With 24 offices across three continents, HOK’s current and recent projects include Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Atlanta United FC, Avaya Stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes and recently announced design work for Inter Miami CF’s stadium. HOK was ranked the #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm in Architectural Record’s most recent list of Top 300 Architecture Firms. As one of the world’s leading stadium design practices, HOK’s Sport + Recreation + Entertainment group creates vibrant, successful sports venues that become centerpieces of world-class entertainment districts.

Snow Kreilich Architects

Snow Kreilich Architects, led by founding principal Julie Snow and design principal Matthew Kreilich, will collaborate with HOK on the design of the stadium through all aspects of the project and into the surrounding district.  Together they will create a unique and unparalleled fan experience through purposeful design of the venue, neighborhood, and district.  Under Julie’s leadership Snow Kreilich Architects has received over 80 national and local design awards, including the national 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on an architecture firm. Snow Kreilich’s focus is on producing architecture that both innovates, engages and energizes the urban setting.  Julie’s experience in challenging the common perceptions of the venues she works in will bring a unique leadership perspective to the design team.

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Our Place In The City.

Our proposed stadium will be more than a sports venue.  It will be a destination in a new Downtown West district that will reflect our rich history and look forward into our future.

Our mission will be nothing short of creating architecture, green spaces and gathering places that inspire our city and our fans.

2022
Our new stadium would be ready for our home opener in March 2022.

An Expanded Vision For The Development Of Downtown West.

We are excited to announce #MLS4THELOU has been working closely with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the proposed stadium site to approximately 30 acres—which is almost all currently undeveloped.

This will not only allow for the development of a world class stadium, but will help transform Downtown West into an urban activity hub open year-round and easily accessible via pedestrian pathways, bicycle and public transit.

An Updated Plan That's Built to Work Better.For Our City, Our Fans And Our Team.

After many conversations with public officials, ownership has agreed to purchase and own the stadium and land.  We made this change with support of Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed in order to address concerns resulting from the City’s previous experience with sports venues.

We believe this change is in the best interest of both the city and ownership and allows for a broader vision of the development of the stadium and surrounding district.

120
Every seat will be within 120 feet of the pitch, one of the very best views in soccer

A Bigger Footprint, North Of Market.

We are excited to announce we’ve been working with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the stadium development to include the area north of Market Street between 20th and 22nd Streets.  This area will provide better access for fans and allow for the development of a year-round urban hub surrounding the stadium.

To Be an Exceptional Club and Neighbor

We are committed to building an exceptional club and stadium that will fit into the fabric of Downtown.  We will be inclusive, innovative and relentless in the pursuit of our goals.

Making More of Game Day

Fans will be able to enter the stadium from all sides. A major entry plaza will serve as an optimal pre-game gathering space for fan processions and post-game celebrations.

Canopy Shading

Our canopy design will be the most extensive coverage in the MLS and will heighten the sound and energy of our fans, providing an amazing experience for all.

Welcome toOur House

The pitch will sit 40’ below street level creating a unique urban footprint with a below-ground-level playing field for a proudly loud and one-of-a-kind MLS fan experience.

Closer toThe Action

Increasing the rake of the bowl brings ALL fans closer to the action. EVERY seat will be within 120 feet of the pitch for one of the best views in soccer. The closest seats sit just 20 feet from the touchline.

Views of TheField and City

The stadium design will allow for a strong visual connection to the surrounding Downtown West District and neighborhood.

Connecting Forest Park to the Gateway Arch.

Our open-air stadium will be centrally located in Downtown West within a resurgent corridor that will ultimately connect the Gateway Arch and Forest Park, two of our most iconic civic spaces.

250
The main stadium entry will be less than 250 feet from Union Station

Beyond Soccer.

The stadium will host approximately 17-20 regular season MLS home games and 3 exhibition games. The open-air venue may also be used for concerts, high school and collegiate sporting events and tournaments, soccer camps,  family shows, etc.

With a seating capacity of approximately 22,500 to 25,500, the proposed open-air stadium is perfectly sized to welcome a diverse program of events including:

Soccer
High School Sports Championships
Corporate Events
World Cup 2026
Youth Soccer
Soccer Camps

Civic Events
Shows/Concerts
NCAA Events
FIFA Competitions
Esports Events
Soccer Tournaments

Eli Hoisington & Chris DeVolder, HOK
 

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm founded in St. Louis. With 24 offices across three continents, HOK’s current and recent projects include Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Atlanta United FC, Avaya Stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes and recently announced design work for Inter Miami CF’s stadium. HOK was ranked the #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm in Architectural Record’s most recent list of Top 300 Architecture Firms. As one of the world’s leading stadium design practices, HOK’s Sport + Recreation + Entertainment group creates vibrant, successful sports venues that become centerpieces of world-class entertainment districts.

Snow Kreilich Architects

Snow Kreilich Architects, led by founding principal Julie Snow and design principal Matthew Kreilich, will collaborate with HOK on the design of the stadium through all aspects of the project and into the surrounding district. Together they will create a unique and unparalleled fan experience through purposeful design of the venue, neighborhood, and district.  Under Julie’s leadership Snow Kreilich Architects has received over 80 national and local design awards, including the national 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on an architecture firm. Snow Kreilich’s focus is on producing architecture that both innovates, engages and energizes the urban setting.  Julie’s experience in challenging the common perceptions of the venues she works in will bring a unique leadership perspective to the design team.

Stay Informed.

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