Louisville City FC accepted the keys to Lynn Family Stadium Tuesday, marking the end of construction on the new soccer-specific venue.
Beginning with the 2020 USL Championship season, Louisville City FC will play home matches at Lynn Family Stadium. Significant construction on the $65-million stadium began in November 2018, and has been completed well ahead of the club’s regular-season home opener on April 11, while coming in on budget.
During a ceremony at Lynn Family Stadium on Tuesday, Louisville City FC officials accepted the keys to the venue, providing the opportunity to reflect on how the project came together. More from WHAS 11:
“I can’t walk into this stadium without feeling just an unbelievable sense of pride, what we’ve been able to do here together is incredible,” said Louisville City FC President, Brad Estes
The key to the stadium was handed over to Estes on Tuesday after 15 months of construction that started in November.
It took 1,012 people working through snow and sunshine to build the stadium in 345,589 hours.
“We knew the middle of April was our goal, so they could play a game here today,” said Messer Construction project manager, Jason Larkin. “We have our occupancy permit, there’s still some painting to touch up, some things in the wall to fix, but those things are normal that last couple weeks and we’ll be ready for that first game.”
Lynn Family Stadium will feature a mixture of amenities that includes 18 luxury suites, club and loge seating options, seven bars with views of the pitch, and a 40-by-72 foot videoboard in its Supporter Zone. Louisville City FC is positioning the venue as the anchor of a larger redevelopment initiative in the city’s Butchertown neighborhood, and the club will be joined at the facility by an expansion NWSL team beginning in 2021.
Rendering courtesy Louisville City FC.
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