South of Market Campus

CAMPUS UNVEILED

South of Market Campus

CAMPUS UNVEILED
SOUTH OF STADIUM

St. Louis CITY SC is building a campus unlike any other in professional sports.

The club has released its plan to build a state-of-the-art training center (including multiple training fields), team store, fan pavilion and club headquarters all located on one Downtown West campus.

Notably, St. Louis CITY SC’s training facilities and headquarters will be located directly across from the stadium, south of Market Street – creating accessibility and proximity efficiencies rarely seen in professional sports.

This will create a singular destination for all things St. Louis CITY SC on matchdays and every day.

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FAN PAVILION & GATHERING SPACES

The new campus is designed to help fans experience St. Louis CITY SC year-round, with access to an inviting pavilion and connecting walkways/bikeways.

The pavilion is home to the official team store, plus offers a café and second-floor space open for events and conferences.

Surrounding the pavilion, visitors will find green outdoor spaces where they can gather on matchdays and beyond. Behind the pavilion fans get public views of St. Louis CITY SC’s official training fields.

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A WORLD-CLASS TRAINING CENTER

St. Louis CITY SC is one of the few US-based teams in all professional sports with training and practice facilities adjacent to the stadium.

This elite performance area includes training fields (two natural grass, one turf), plus a keeper-specific training area.

St. Louis CITY SC’s architectural and design team worked closely with CITY Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel to incorporate features and amenities specifically designed to drive peak athletic training and performance. The design team found inspiration from training centers in the Bundesliga and Premier League, including Manchester City and Hamburg among many others – ensuring St. Louis CITY SC utilizes best practices from some of the world’s top soccer clubs.

The 1st team locker room sits as the central hub to the training facility, giving players quick access to training fields, the weight/cardio room plus other health and wellness amenities. The unparalleled workout space features the latest training equipment, plus a wall of garage doors that open to quickly transform the space into an outdoor experience.

Just off the team locker room players have access to a high-level recovery center, including hot and cold tubs for hydrotherapy.

Nutrition will be a core component of the performance center, as the club will offer premium kitchen/dining options to maximize player and staff health and wellness. The dining area will be open to both 1st team and Academy members, giving up-and-coming players the opportunity to see what they are working to achieve.

Other offerings include a deluxe film room that will enable staff and players to review footage and prep for upcoming matches, and lounge spaces that give players and staff places to gather, relax and connect.

The training center is scheduled to be finished near the same time as the stadium in 2022.

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Visit our stadium website to learn more about the expanded footprint south of Market Street. There, you can explore new image renderings of the campus, including our next-level training center (with multiple fields), team store, fan pavilion and green gathering spaces.

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A View of the New Stadium District

CONNECTING THE NEW STADIUM DISTRICT TO THE FABRIC OF ST. LOUIS

A View of the New Stadium District

WITH MAJOR MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON, ST. LOUIS CITY SHARES UPDATED PLANS AND NEW RENDERINGS FOR ITS WORLD-CLASS STADIUM DISTRICT

St. Louis CITY SC continues to work with its architecture partners, St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK and Julie Snow, Co-Founder of Snow Kreilich Architects, to ensure that, along with the other new additions in Downtown West, the club’s new stadium district will further St. Louis’ revitalization and serve as a connection point between The Gateway Arch and Forest Park.

As part of a virtual round table discussion on December 2, the team revealed new renderings for its state-of-the-art open-air stadium that will be located just west of Union Station. Officials from both the team and its partners discussed CITY’s fan- and community-first approach and reiterated the often-stated goal of creating more than just a sports venue, but also a place that connects to life in St. Louis on non-gamedays as well as gamedays.

New stadium district renderings feature an integrated, powerfully accessible urban design. The latest updates include:

  • A new unique set of entries to the stadium on the 22nd Street side to accommodate fans coming from the Northwest and Southwest, along with direct access to suites for suite ticket holders.
  • Design enhancements to the East Plaza, which is North of Market, with integrated access to stadium functions including concessions and restrooms to extend the fan experience and promote non-game day community experiences within the stadium district.
  • New restaurant and concession areas for fans that both engage the game, as well as views to the city in the North-side corners of the stadium.
  • Newly added pitch level loge boxes, which combine the intimacy of stadium box seats and upscale amenities of an Executive Suite, add to the unique game-day fan experience, while putting fans ever-closer to the action.
  • Upper-level outdoor terraces, with unmatched views of the field and the downtown St. Louis skyline, bringing the energy of the City within and connecting every view, experience and the overall design to the fabric of St. Louis.

“We designed the stadium district to be more than just about sports. It’s a key connection point in Downtown West, linking Union Station and businesses on Olive Street, while anchoring the West end of the Gateway Mall,” said Snow. “We envision a truly integrated stadium district that is part of the fabric of St. Louis. Not only will the energy from the stadium flow out into the district and the City, but the energy of the City will flow in.”

As a part of the stadium district design vision, every side of the stadium – North, East, South, West – will be open and inclusive and have no back door or back of house. With all sides open, the stadium district is a fully integrated urban design and an inviting experience for all in the St. Louis region and beyond. CITY is creating a best-in-class fan experience that is modern, inclusive and distinct, offering access and providing engagement differently than has ever been done before.

“With the welcoming urban design, we’re able to push boundaries when it comes to the experience on game day, and every day in between,” said Matt Sebek, Chief Experience Officer for St. Louis CITY SC. “Through the addition of the pitch level loge boxes, upper-level outdoor terraces and our state-of-the-art technology, CITY fans will be able to have the ultimate unique game-day experience.”

The team has finished the early construction phase after completing several milestones, including mobilizing the site, mass excavating, incorporating the drilled piers, putting in the concrete foundations and tunnel construction. The next major milestone is the placement of the structural steel into the ground this month, which will be documented, commemorated and shared with the St. Louis region.

Click here to download the new renderings and sounds bites from lead architects Julie Snow of Snow Kreilich and Eli Hoisington of HOK.

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