This proposed stadium for the SD Loyal would serve as a temporary home for up to a decade while the team plans to grow its fanbase. In addition to the new temporary soccer stadium, Midway Sports & Entertainment District’s proposal features a music venue, housing, retail, restaurants, and, it is anchored by a new 12-acre public park.
The modular stadium, which can seat up to 15,000 fans, is included in Phase 1 of the Midway Sports & Entertainment District plan and would break ground in 2022.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Midway Sports and Entertainment District project and are proud to be asked to participate in such an innovative concept,” said president of the SD Loyal, Warren Smith. “We’re looking forward to the positive impact a project like this will have on the San Diego community by making it an even better place to live, work, and play.”
Development on the project, designed by long-time San Diegans, would occur in three phases and is set to be completed by 2029. The approximately $1 billion project would modernize the existing 48-acre Sports Arena site and serve as an economic catalyst for the entire Midway-Pacific Highway community, an area that spans nearly 900 acres and has been in need of redevelopment for decades. MSED would help transform the area into a new hub for housing and jobs, all within walking distance to the Old Town Transit Center.
The City began seeking proposals for the Sports Arena site in February and is now urging San Diegans to participate in selecting a winning proposal. To capture public input, the City is hosting a virtual Open House from Friday, July 10 to Monday, July 20. Fans and the community should visit sportsarenainput.org to view each design concept and then click on the survey portal to answer a few questions about which proposal they like and why.
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