Architects, city officials discuss ideas for new MLS stadium design
By Brooke Jordan, Associate Producer -
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Now that Orlando officials have approved a Major League Soccer team, it is time to decide what the stadium will look like.
Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins are meeting with architects in Kansas City Tuesday to discuss the design of the new Major League Soccer stadium reports the Orlando Sentinel.
It will feature a modern, state-of-the-art look that will cost $84 million and seat about 18,000 fans. It will also have corner terraces, club seats, luxury suites, and a premium club with a restaurant and bar.
Populous, the firm hired to design the new stadium, is known for designing stadiums around the world, and even Orlando's own Amway Center.
The new stadium will be built in Parramore, bounded by Church St., Central Blvd., Terry and Parramore Ave.
Stadium construction is expected to begin this year and be completed in 2015. In the meantime, the Lions will play at Disney's Wide World of Sports.