A proposed stadium for Sacramento Republic FC is receiving some design tweaks, with designers looking to address a few concerns over the project.
As has been noted here before, Republic FC has been proactive in seeking fan feedback on the design of the stadium, which will be constructed in the event that the team moves up to the MLS. Many of the details concerning the stadium have already been resolved, but it is still at a point where the basic design can be modified.
In this case, the stadium’s footprint is being reduced by 10 feet on all sides, and the facility will sit about 40 feet north of where it had already been planned. These changes were to address some concerns voiced by residents near the stadium site, who feared that there was not enough of a buffer between their homes and noise, traffic, and crowds generated by the facility. Also on tap are bike trails that will connect to the stadium and the surrounding area.
Having only recently been introduced, these modifications seem to have pleased some in Sacramento, including city urban design manager Bruce Monighan. More from CBS Sacramento:
Monighan believes this is a great thing for Sacramento.
“It will really change this end of town and I think that’s a significant, long-term look for Sacramento over the next 50 to 100 years,” he said.
Republic FC executives say the stadium would likely be used 33 times a year and has room to grow and could be alternatively be used for concerts.
It has previously been suggested by team president Warren Smith that ground could be broken on the stadium site by early next year, though that depends on if and when Republic FC joins the MLS. The earliest the team would join the league is likely 2020.
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