Another USL team is getting a soccer-specific stadium as the league continues its push for permanent Division 2 status.
Louisville City FC has announced the location of its new soccer-specific stadium and has released several renderings of the anticipated finished product. The stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 and will be developed in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville and is expected to open in 2020. The team will seek a public-private partnership to afford construction, and has been commissioned to architecture firm HOK with instructions to leave room for a potential expansion to 20,000 seats should an opportunity to join MLS present itself.
“Since receiving the results of the study, our board has explored a number of potential stadium locations, but none measured up to this site as a long-term home for Louisville City FC,” said club chairman John Neace. “We’re ready to solidify the future of LouCity, an important community asset.”
The USL has mandated that all member teams move into soccer-specific stadiums by 2020. Louisville City currently plays at Louisville Slugger Field and pays rental fees for its usage.
“The concept of a master development agreement gives us the ability to build a stadium and commercial value around it that can assist in funding the stadium,” said LouCity board member Mike Mountjoy. “We want to thank Mayor Greg Fischer and his team for working side by side with us in planning this project.”