Our Place In The City.

Our proposed stadium will be more than a sports venue. It will be a reflection of our city’s rich history and a look forward into our future. Our mission is nothing short of creating architecture, green spaces and gathering places that inspire our city and our fans. It will stand as a worthy companion to the most iconic spaces in St. Louis and the world.

To be an exceptional club and neighbor.

Our goal has not changed since day one. If awarded a team, we will build an exceptional team and we will strive to become an exceptional neighbor to the people, neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown West. This includes investment to infrastructure around the neighborhood that fits within the community.

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

Welcome To Gateway Plaza.

Included with the immediate build of the stadium will be a Downtown West District of mixed-use retail, restaurants and gathering spaces that will be open and accessible to City residents and visitors year-round. An alley for pop-up retail spaces will be available to local businesses.

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

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

The stadium will feature a translucent ETFE canopy which will provide covering for fans and allow for well-lit spaces. Light will be able to pass through the canopy and directly onto the field, helping game day visibility and grass growth. The roof form will serve as an iconic landmark as visitors approach downtown St. Louis from the west.

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 be open to the north and east, creating a strong visual connection to the surrounding Downtown West District and surrounding neighborhood.

Connecting Forest Park to the Gateway Arch.

The open-air stadium will be centrally located in St. Louis Downtown West. Our proposed MLS stadium will sit within a resurgent corridor downtown that will ultimately connect The Gateway Arch to Forest Park, two of our most iconic civic spaces.

Beyond Soccer.

If awarded a team, 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.

Julie Snow, 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.

Teaming Up With Series Six

New shirts designed by our local STL partner, Series Six, are now in stock! 100% of the purchase price for all items sold will be donated to the Ray Leisure Park Soccer Complex. Plus, Enterprise Holding Company will match up to $25k for all dollars raised. Support soccer in our city and shop now.

Shop Shirts

Get Your Game Time Gear

Wear your red, yellow and blue for the Lou this season with our #MLS4THELOU hats and scarves. 100% of the purchase price of all items will be donated to the Ray Leisure Park Soccer Complex and Enterprise Holding Company will match up to $25k. Let’s show MLS why soccer belongs in the STL! Click the button below to donate now.

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Our Place In The City.

Our proposed stadium will be more than a sports arena. It will be a reflection of our rich history and a 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— and stands as a worthy companion to the most iconic spaces in the world.

Stadium Bowl

To be an exceptional club and neighbor.

Our goal has not changed since day one. If awarded a team, we will build an exceptional team and we will strive to become an exceptional neighbor to the people, neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown West. This includes investment to infrastructure around the neighborhood that fits within the community.

Stadium Entry Point Render

Welcome To Gateway Plaza.

Included with the immediate build of the stadium will be a Downtown West District of mixed-use retail, restaurants and gathering spaces that will be open and accessible to City residents and visitors year-round. An alley for pop-up retail spaces will be available to local businesses.

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

The stadium will feature a translucent ETFE canopy which will provide covering for fans and allow for well-lit spaces. Light will be able to pass through the canopy and directly onto the field, helping game day visibility and grass growth. The roof form will serve as an iconic landmark as visitors approach downtown St. Louis from the west.

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 be open to the north and east, creating a strong visual connection to the surrounding Downtown West District and surrounding neighborhood.

Stadium Arial View

Connecting Forest Park to the Gateway Arch.

The open-air stadium will be centrally located in St. Louis Downtown West. Our proposed MLS stadium will sit within a resurgent corridor downtown that will ultimately connect The Gateway Arch to Forest Park, two of our most iconic civic spaces.

Outside stadium view

Beyond Soccer.

If awarded a team, 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.

Julie Snow, 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.

Teaming Up With Series Six

New shirts designed by our local STL partner, Series Six, are now in stock! 100% of the purchase price for all items sold will be donated to the Ray Leisure Park Soccer Complex. Plus, Enterprise Holding Company will match up to $25k for all dollars raised. New swag for you, a new soccer team for STL. It’s a win-win. Click the button below to get yours today.

Shop Shirts

Get Your Game Time Gear

Wear your red, yellow and blue for the Lou this season with our #MLS4THELOU hats and scarves. 100% of the purchase price of all items will be donated to the Ray Leisure Park Soccer Complex and Enterprise Holding Company will match up to $25k. Let’s show MLS why soccer belongs in the STL! Click the button below to donate now.

Shop Hats & Scarfs

Stay Informed.

Please sign up to receive more information regarding St. Louis’ potential MLS team.

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Company name
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.