Louisville City FC Stadium Construction Kicks Off
The HOK-designed stadium will open in time for the 2020 United Soccer League season.
Ryan Gedney, senior design principal in HOK’s Kansas City office, leads the project with the goal of creating a space that celebrates and reflects the neighborhood of Butchertown.
Excerpted from Louisville Business First:
Reigning United Soccer League champion Louisville City FC joined state and city leaders and fans Thursday afternoon to break ground on its $65 million Butchertown stadium, which is slated to open ahead of the 2020 season.
The 11,300-seat stadium will anchor a nearly 40-acre site bought by Louisville Metro Government that also will house a commercial district. All in, the project could cost close to $200 million and include hotels, office and retail space, restaurants and a microbrewery.
HOK, a global architecture firm that specializes in stadiums, is leading construction. Gedney said the stadium work started by getting to know the culture and people of Butchertown and incorporating those elements into the stadium design.