Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Riverfront Soccer Stadium Design Smartly Emphasizes Greenspace and River, Downplays Parking

The new riverfront stadium comes complete with a public park and a waterside recreational path

So Philly is getting an MLS team in a couple years and they’re building a new stadium for the team on the Chester waterfront.
The 18,500-seat stadium will be constructed at the foot of the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester, just 13 miles from downtown Philadelphia and accessible by public transit and Interstate 95.

The multi-purpose stadium will feature an 11,000 square foot club, 30 suites, and a special 2,000 seat zone for the Sons of Ben supporters club. Additionally, the new structure will have a waterfront park and plaza used not only for stadium entry, but also for city sponsored events such as festivals.

The new stadium is the centerpiece of a $500 million entertainment, retail, residential and commercial development covering more than 100 acres along the historic Delaware River waterfront
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Well done.

Comcast Spectacor and the Phillies should take note. Because neither of those organizations has the faintest idea of what to do with or how to properly develop the land surrounding their stadiums.

Related:
MLSPhilly2010 Receives Initial Stadium Design from Rossetti [ MLS Philly ]

1 comment:

Chris said...

but OMG PHillyLive!