Ahead of a key meeting this week, New Mexico United president Peter Trevisani is discussing the club’s vision for a new stadium.
New Mexico United began play in 2019 as a USL Championship expansion team, kicking off with a successful inaugural season. The club topped the league in attendance at Isotopes Park, drawing a per-game average of 12,693 fans, according to our attendance figures.
While the club will return there next season, Isotopes Park is primarily a ballpark for Minor League Baseball’s Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; International League), and has never been envisioned as a permanent home for New Mexico United. Discussions about a new stadium for United are scheduled to take place Thursday, when the New Mexico Economic and Rural Development Committee considers the issue.
Ahead of that meeting, Trevisani is sharing some ideas for how a new stadium could take shape. The stadium is estimated to cost $100 million, to be funded as part of a public-private partnership. In addition, the club believes that a site near the downtown Rail Yards would be a strong option for a new stadium. More from KOB.com:
“I think everything is on the table but I do think that if we’re building more than just a stadium, but more of a cultural center where people are coming together 350 days a week not just 30 nights a week. I really think there is a case where we could do a public private partnership,” he said.
Trevisani said the area near the downtown Rail Yards would be the right fit for the new stadium.
“The Rail Yards is the perfect site for this because the Rail Yards is all about community,” he said.
“It makes a statement to businesses that are thinking about coming here, makes a statement to really everyone,” Trevisani added.
There will surely be plenty of discussion among local and state officials before any concept for a new stadium could move forward, but at the very least there is a sense of what United could pursue as it maps out its long-term facility plan.
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