Phoenix Rising FC release renderings of proposed MLS stadium

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.

Field view of proposed stadium | Courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC

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.”

View from the stands | Courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC are one of the 12 candidate cities to submit expansion bids as MLS grows to 28 teams. Last month, they added investors to their ownership group for a future MLS expansion team.

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