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MLS District reveal: MLS4TheLou latest

MLS4TheLou’s proposed stadium will be more than a sports venue. It will be a destination in a new Downtown West district that will reflect the city’s rich history and look forward into the Club’s future.

 

MLS4TheLou’s mission will be nothing short of creating architecture, green spaces and gathering places that inspire its city and its fans.

 

#MLS4THELOU has been working closely with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the proposed stadium site to approximately 30 acres—which is almost all currently undeveloped.

 

This will not only allow for the development of a world-class stadium, but will help transform Downtown West into an urban activity hub open year-round and easily accessible via pedestrian pathways, bicycle and public transit.

 

MLS4TheLou’s open-air stadium will be centrally located in Downtown West within a resurgent corridor that will ultimately connect the Gateway Arch and Forest Park, two of the city’s most iconic civic spaces

 

A representative for MLS4TheLou said:

An Updated Plan That’s Built To Work Better. For Our City, Our Fans And Our Team.

After many conversations with public officials, ownership has agreed to purchase and own the stadium and land.  We made this change with support of Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed in order to address concerns resulting from the City’s previous experience with sports venues.

 

We believe this change is in the best interest of both the city and ownership and allows for a broader vision of the development of the stadium and surrounding district.

 

MLS4TheLou has been working with a number of public officials to expand the footprint of the stadium development to include the area north of Market Street between 20th and 22nd Streets. This area will provide better access for fans and allow for the development of a year-round urban hub surrounding the stadium

 

Eli Hoisington and Chris DeVolder are lead designers for HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm founded in St. Louis. With 24 offices across three continents, HOK’s current and recent projects include Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Atlanta United FC, Avaya Stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes and recently announced design work for Inter Miami CF’s stadium.

HOK was ranked the #1 Architecture/Engineering Firm in Architectural Record’s most recent list of Top 300 Architecture Firms. As one of the world’s leading stadium design practices, HOK’s Sport + Recreation + Entertainment group creates vibrant, successful sports venues that become centrepieces of world-class entertainment districts.
Snow Kreilich Architects, led by founding principal Julie Snow and design principal Matthew Kreilich, will collaborate with HOK on the design of the stadium through all aspects of the project and into the surrounding district. Together they will create a unique and unparalleled fan experience through purposeful design of the venue, neighbourhood and district.
Under Julie’s leadership Snow Kreilich Architects has received over 80 national and local design awards, including the national 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honour bestowed on an architecture firm. Snow Kreilich’s focus is on producing architecture that both innovates, engages and energises the urban setting. Julie’s experience in challenging the common perceptions of the venues she works in will bring a unique leadership perspective to the design team.
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