Major League Soccer hopeful Phoenix Rising FC released renderings of a proposed MLS stadium on Thursday.
The club, currently playing in USL, commissioned the design, done collaboratively by internationally known architecture firm Populous and Gould Evans, a Phoenix-based design firm.
The design, intended to fit 21,000 spectators, features an asymmetrical canopy, with most of the seats on the west side of the venue, intended to provide shade for the most number of spectators. Other proposed features include canopies surrounding all four sides of the stadium, strategically-placed entrances for maximum airflow, and water walls to keep fans cool.
“The renderings really bring the stadium to life,” said Brett Johnson, co-chairman for Phoenix Rising FC. “We are excited for the fans to see the innovative, one-of-a-kind design with special attention paid to maximizing shade and airflow in the stadium to ensure player and fan comfort.”