The City of St. Louis is doing it right. They are revitlizing their downtwon. They could have sat and sulked when the National Football League left but they moved forward! The Union Station area has made great strides to promote residents and guests to the downtown with the building of a large aquarium and the new ferris wheel which sits on its campus.
St. Louis is a sports town that is growing by leaps and bounds. Just recently, the city was awarded a Major League Soccer franchse that will begin play in 2022. It is the 28th team in the league. The St. Louis MLS stadium is a proposed 22,500 seat soccer-specific stadium to be built in St. Louis, Missouri for the yet-to-be-named Major League Soccer expansion franchise in th city.
The new stadium will feature a grass pitch 40 feet below street-level, surrounded by two tiers of seating totaling 22,500 seats (with the ability to add an additional 2,500), topped with a clear plastic awning to keep out weather while keeping in crowd noise and avoiding disrupting shadows on the pitch. The stadium appears to be designed with maximizing crowd noise in mind. Every seat will be within 120 feet of the pitch, the closest of any stadium in Major League Soccer.
Starting in February, one week after the NFL Super Bowl, the St. Louis BattleHawks will begin their XFL football season. There will be five home games to be played at The Dome at America’s Center.
Of course, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blu….. excuse me, the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues will be on our radar the entire season.
We are excited at SaintLouisSports.