OKC Energy FC is pitching a new 10,000-seat stadium that could be expanded for MLS, as backers of the plan are lobbying for its inclusion in a MAPS 4 ballot.
Under plans submitted to Oklahoma City mayor David Holt on Thursday, USL Championship‘s OKC Energy could build a new soccer-specific stadium in the city’s downtown area. The facility would cost an estimated $65 to $80 million for construction–plus an additional $6 to $12 million for land acquisition–and be built with an initial seating capacity of 10,000. It would be designed to have the ability to host events such as concerts, rugby, lacrosse, and football in addition to professional soccer. Furthermore, the facility could be expanded as part of a potential second phase to accommodate an MLS club.
The goal for the club’s ownership is to have the new OKC Energy stadium included in a potential MAPS 4 ballot later this year. Ultimately, the club feels that building a stadium to the proposed scale could elevate its USL Championship operations while helping the market attract the attention of MLS. More from NewsOK:
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