Officials will take a closer look at a proposed Albuquerque Sol stadium, as the city council has signed off on a $15,000 feasibility study.
The Sol have pitched a new stadium in Albuquerque as a way for the franchise to grow in a new league. Currently a member of the Premier Development League, the Sol have proposed building a new stadium that seats upwards of 10,000 fans, thus making membership in the USL more likely.
Discussions of the stadium are set to continue, as Albuqerque’s mayor and city council approved the allocation of $15,000 for a study on the project. More from the AP (Via the Santa Fe New Mexican):
A resolution approved by the City Council and signed by Mayor Richard Berry approves spending $15,000 on the feasibility study.
According to city officials, the Albuquerque Sol Football Club needs to own or be primary tenant of a 10,000-seat stadium to seek entry into the United Soccer League.
The Sol’s home matches are currently hosted at Ben Rios Field, which is part of St. Pius X High School. The franchise has been a member of the Premier Development League since 2014.
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