Updated: Jan 23, 2021
As steel goes up for the St. Louis City SC Stadium in Downtown West, and the projects size becomes known to many people, the highly anticipated Soccer Club has revealed a new website dedicated to the Stadium itself and with it comes numerous new renderings that showcase the Suites, Clubs, Loge Boxes, Concourses, and more.
The new renderings reveal what fans can expect once the stadium opens to the public in 2023. In short, it doesn't look much like a traditional stadium. The design appears to be much more refined than other stadiums and the suites, boxes, and concourse clubs sort of remind me of high-end lounges in top-tier office buildings, residential buildings and hotels.
According to a stadium seating diagram, the suites will be positioned in the Western part of the stadium (or the part facing the future 22nd Street) and be in an upper tier. The website reveals that the suites will be limited to 14 tickets, have their own climate controlled environment, all inclusive food and beverage services with a curated menu, and specialty VIP parking. A Season Ticket deposit for a suite is priced at $2500.
Additionally, larger suites are available for parties and can hold 30 people.
Additional Renderings of the Suites...
These boxes are situated in many different places throughout the Stadium with the most exclusive being the VIP Pitch Box, which is limited to 32 people, has the closest seating to the pitch, and has the highest level of concierge service.
Additional boxes include...
West theatre Loge Boxes: Premium seats that feel like they're part of the overall fanbase rather than being separate. These seats have access to the Concourse Club and an all-inclusive wait staff.
City View Terrace Boxes: All inclusive food and beverages. Part of a premium social experience.
Conversation Tables: Situated at the 4 corners of the stadium, City SC describes these as, "The newest trend in upscale seating, our conversation tables offer you the opportunity to gather, hang out and be part of the action without having to sit in rows of seats."
City View Terrace Renderings...
Situated in the West portion of the Stadium, along the future 22nd Street, the Clubs are designed to offer a premium game day experience. The Clubs are described as a "Premium Experience". There are two clubs, the West Main & Upper Club, and the VIP Pitch Club (which is pictured above).
The VIP Pitch Club is by far the most premium offering of the clubs as it features a climate controlled environment, curated food and beverage menu, and mid-field seating. The West Main & Upper Club is a bit simpler but also includes premium views, a loaded food and beverage ticket, and Concourse Club access.
Additional Club Renderings...
GENERAL RESERVED + SUPPORTER SECTIONS
The place where most fans will be enjoying the games, the General Reserved and Supporter Sections make up a majority of the Stadium. While both will have access to food and beverage options in the main concourses, including unique pavilion style gathering spaces at the stadium corners, there is one thing that separates them: seating arrangements.
General Reserved will be reserved seating whereas the Supporter Section will be general admission and thus will not have assigned/reserved seats.
The St. Louis City SC Stadium is designed jointly by St. Louis-based HOK Architects and Minneapolis-based Snow-Kreilich Architects. It is being built by L. Keeley, Mortenson, and Alberici. The first game is expected to be played here in the Spring of 2023. From the beginnings the goal was to make the Stadium part of the neighborhood by building spaces that would be able to be activated year-round. That includes having bar/restaurant spaces around the ground floor of the stadium and a "jewel box" style building fronting Market Street with space capable of being transformed into a mixture of usages.
The Stadium is built on top of the 22nd Street interchange, which was the largest remnant of the failed State Route 755 project (North-South Distributor). South of Market Street, City SC will have their practice fields, parking, and a pavilion structure with a Team Store. City SC is locally owned and operated by the Taylor Family and is the only majority women owned team in the MLS.
Stadium Website Link: https://www.stlcitystadium.com