Sacramento Republic FC has announced its Citizen Architect contest, which will give fans a chance to offer input on the design of a proposed MLS stadium.
Republic FC is currently one of 12 contenders in the mix for an MLS expansion franchise, and could be selected for one of the two spots that the league is expected to announce by the end of this year. In the meantime, the club’s Citizen Architect competition will allow for participation in the planning of the proposed MLS stadium at the downtown railyards site.
“We want our MLS stadium to reflect Republic FC’s greatest competitive advantage: our fans,” said Republic FC Chairman and CEO Kevin Nagle. “The Citizen Architect competition reflects that spirit by providing our fans and community a new and creative opportunity to shape the overall design of their new home and the matchday experience.”
The Citizen Architect competition invites fans to submit design proposals for designated portions of the new stadium and surrounding plaza. Entries will be accepted through October 27, and the winning proposal will be announced in November and incorporated into the new stadium. Entries will be judged by a panel of design experts and influencers representative of the Sacramento region.
Submissions must meet specific criteria, including:
- Feasibility: Will the proposal fit within the current stadium design plans, including considerations of cost (upfront and ongoing), circulation, safety and regulatory compliance?
- Creativity: Will the proposal create a new, inspiring and attractive feature to the overall design?
- Community: Will the proposal foster a greater sense of community among fans and celebrate the best of Sacramento?
More information about the contest can be found at mls.sacrepublicfc.com.
Rendering courtesy Sacramento Republic FC.